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Old 03-20-18, 03:28 PM
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Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

Renée Zellweger Is Unrecognizable as Judy Garland in First Look from Upcoming Biopic

Renée Zellweger is known for her ability to shape-shift for different roles, but her latest transformation is worth a double-take.

A first look photo from Judy, a biopic about Judy Garland, shows the actress completely transformed into the screen legend.

In the shot, Zellweger channels the Wizard of Oz star and renowned singer in a black dress with floral details and dark locks. Zellweger — who won an Oscar for her work in Cold Mountain — gazes upwards as she sings into a microphone.

According to Variety, the biopic by Pathé and Calamity Films will follow Garland’s final sold-out concerts in London in 1968, despite her exhaustion and deteriorating health. The movie, based on a script written by The Crown‘s Tom Edge, will also focus on Garland’s management problems and her various relationships, Variety reported.

Production of the film is currently underway in London.

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She looks good but the proof will be in the trailer. I wonder if this will be positioned as Oscar bait.
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re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

Yeah I saw that image and was totally "wow'd". Didn't even know this was in the works. I love Renee and I'm hoping she kills it.
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re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

Renee Zellweger is unrecognizable as Renee Zellweger.
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re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

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Yeah I saw that image and was totally "wow'd". Didn't even know this was in the works. I love Renee and I'm hoping she kills it.
This was the first I had heard of it, too. I wonder if her kids were involved or had to okay it. I imagine we'll find out as production progresses.
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Renee Zellweger is unrecognizable as Renee Zellweger.
The one role she can't play, herself in her own biopic.
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re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

Originally Posted by Thrush
Renee Zellweger is unrecognizable as Renee Zellweger.
Because her eyes are open?
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Maybe I should start working on a script for her own biopic.
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Maybe I should start working on a script for her own biopic.
"You Had Me At Excessive Plastic Surgery - The Renee Z Story"
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re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

Only Oscar worthy if they include scenes of those drunken rants she did into a tape recorder for the biography she was "helping" write.

I remember hearing them on the Stern show and boy was she a). Out of it, and b). Hate filled for her ex husband.
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Looks good. I don't know anything about Judy Garland, but love Zellweger.
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New trailer

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I almost posted it this morning but there's not much interest in this movie. I think it could be interesting.
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re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

Originally Posted by Thrush
Renee Zellweger is unrecognizable as Renee Zellweger.
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I have to say, despite being a Wizard of Oz fan, I have zero interest in seeing this film.
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Re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

Every interview I've seen of Garland from The '60s, she was a twitchy, incoherent mess, and frankly uncomfortable to watch. I'm not crazy about biographies in general, because of their tendency to invent large portions of the story. I tend to see movies like this as "Oscar bait".

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Re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

I was hoping this would be more, but it screams "Oscar Bait". Hope it's good, but not holding out hope.
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Re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

This is expanding to more theatres this weekend. RT is at 86%: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/judy_2019

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Re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

I'm sure it's very good, but I don't have much interest in seeing it. Maybe when it hits a streaming service for free.
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Since I started the thread, guess I'll see it Friday.
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Re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

Zellweger was good, but I thought the movie was kind of dull. Some scenes felt like I was watching a Lifetime movie.
To me, it was similar to Ollie and Stan.

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Re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

I liked the songs, but Zellweger's performance was twitchy and weird. I'm sure that was intentional because of how Garland was at the end, but knowing that doesn't make it less twitchy and weird.

When Lonnie Donegan shows up, all I could think of was when Letterman called Jimmy Fallon that during the whole Jay-Conan kerfuffle.
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Re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

Zellweger gave a great performance obviously but I was expecting a great movie and not a average or ok movie.

Maybe I thought it would be the complete story about her life and career and not just one part of her life near the end.
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Re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

Redboxed this. Rene Z was great as Garland, but it's more of a paraphrasing of her life. You see her childhood and how fucked up it was personally and professionally in flashbacks. This needed a longer running time and less meandering and more focus. Anyways, glad it was only a rental.
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Re: Judy (2019, D: Goold) S: Zellweger

Originally Posted by JeffTheAlpaca
Zellweger gave a great performance obviously but I was expecting a great movie and not a average or ok movie.

Maybe I thought it would be the complete story about her life and career and not just one part of her life near the end.
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Redboxed this. Rene Z was great as Garland, but it's more of a paraphrasing of her life. You see her childhood and how fucked up it was personally and professionally in flashbacks. This needed a longer running time and less meandering and more focus. Anyways, glad it was only a rental.
Agree with both of these. Great performance in an o.k. movie. Kind of like "Bohemian Rhapsody". The film suffered from focusing on just the end of her career/life with only a few flashbacks when she was a kid. It needed to cover more. At least the film was watchable and definitely worth a rental. Unlike, say, "The Iron Lady". Great performance, terrible movie.

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