Here’s your first look at new movie Judy.
The first teaser trailer for the film, which focuses on legendary singer and actress Judy Garland, gives us a better look at actress Renée Zellweger in the role of a lifetime – and we even get to hear her sing Somewhere Over The Rainbow.
Set in winter 1968, the Path and Calamity Films biopic will take place 30 years after Judy took a trip to the Emerald City as Dorothy in the iconic and groundbreaking movie, The Wizard of Oz.
Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock and Michael Gambon will also star in the biopic, and it will be directed by Tony nominee Rupert Goold.
True to Judy’s life, the trailer sets a slightly ominous tone, as despite all the glitz and glam, behind the scenes the icon struggled with mental health and addiction, eventually dying of an accidental overdose at the age of 47.
Zellweger has proved in the past that she sing and dance, when she earned an Oscar nod for her role as Roxie Hart in the 2002 film adaptation of Chicago.
She also won the Academy Award, the BAFTA Award, the Golden Globe Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the epic war drama Cold Mountain, so we think Judy is in safe hands.
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this specific part of Judy’s life played out. Hit West End and Broadway musical End of the Rainbow – with British actress Tracie Bennett in the leading role – also featured signature songs by Judy.
Judy will be released in UK cinemas 4 October, 2019.