Synopsis

Judy is an upcoming 2019 biographical drama movie about the life of American singer and actress Judy Garland in 1969, as she arrives in London to get a series of sell out theaters in the Talk of the Town. Directed by Rupert Goold, It’s a version of the Olivier and Tony nominated West End and Broadway play End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter. The film stars Renée Zellweger as Garland, with Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell and Michael Gambon in supporting roles

If it’s taken so long to get a huge screen biopic of Judy Garland to come to fruition, maybe it is because the woman herself warned off some efforts with a few of the most famous quotations:”Always be a multi-purpose variant on your own, rather than a second-rate model of someone else.

It is not admittedly a saying that has deterred Hollywood from its ongoing fascination with famous people playing other famous people though it’s a practice that yields more successful Oscar campaigns than for-the-ages performances: Prosthetically enhanced impersonatio for the most part is not a repeatedly dazzling trick.

The director Rupert Goold and resurgent star Renée Zellweger have pulled off something unusual and affecting in Judy a biographical portrait in which performer and subject meet halfway, illuminating something of each other in the process.It is scheduled to be theatrically released in the United States on 27 September 2019 and in the United Kingdom on 4 October 2019.

Production: (U.K.) A Roadside Attractions (in U.S.) release of a Pathé, BBC Films, Ingenious Media presentation of a Calamity Films production. (Int’l sales: Pathe, London.) Producer: David Livingstone. Executive producers: Cameron McCracken, Rose Garnett, Andrea Scarso, Laurence Myers, Lee Dean, Aaron Levene, Charles Diamond, Ellis Goodman, Hillary Williams.

Crew: Director: Rupert Goold. Screenplay: Tom Edge, adapted from the stageplay “End of the Rainbow” by Peter Quilter. Camera (color): Ole Bratt Birkeland. Editor: Melanie Oliver. Music: Gabriel Yared.

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