Renee Zellweger will star as Old Hollywood legend Judy Garland in the upcoming biopic, Judy, Variety reports. The film will take place 30 years after the actress' Wizard of Oz success, as she prepares for her final concerts in London in 1968, according to CNN. (Garland passed away in 1969 at the age of 47.)
The movie finds Garland "exhausted," "fragile," and "haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood," according to a press release from Pathé and Calamity Films, which is producing the project. The plot will also cover the actress' romance with her fifth husband, Mickey Deans. Some of Garland's most famous songs are expected to appear in the project.
March 1969: Judy Garland with husband Mickey Deans after their wedding at Chelsea Register Office in London
The film is based on a script written by The Crown's Tom Edge, and will be helmed by British theater director and Tony nominee Rupert Goold. Filming is slated to begin in February.