Renée Zellweger Embodies Judy Garland in First Photo From Biopic

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Spitting image!

The first photo of Renée Zellweger playing Judy Garland in the upcoming biopic, Judy, has been released, and the 48-year-old star certainly does “Miss Show Business” justice.

In the image, Zellweger is rocking a brunette pixie cut and a black, off-the-shoulder floral dress, and appears to be singing while holding a microphone. ET confirms with a source that the actress will in fact be singing in the movie rather than using Garland's past recordings.  

This certainly won’t be the first time she’ll show off her crooning skills in a film. Zellweger famously portrayed Roxie Hart in the 2002 musical adaptation of Chicago, which earned her an Oscar nomination.

According to Deadline, Judy will take place during the winter of 1968, 30 years after Garland became a household name as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. The film will follow Garland as she prepares for her sold-out run at The Talk of the Town nightclub. Garland died not long after in June 1969, just 12 days following her 47th birthday.

Judy Garland

Judy Garland checking fan mail at her home.

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The film is set to come out later this year, though a specific date has not been announced.

Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland

Zellweger has had a busy couple of years. Last fall, ET spoke with her and her co-star, Greg Kinnear, about their film, Same Kind of Different as Me. Watch the clip below for the exclusive interview!


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