The movie Judy, starring Renee Zellweger, based on the life of Judy Garland, is set in winter 1968 as Garland arrives in London for a run of sell-out concerts at the Talk of the Town nightclub.
Garland died of an accidental overdose in 1969 at age 47 in London. But in the film, she is doing her best to carry on.
“It is 30 years since she shot to global stardom in The Wizard of Oz, but if her voice has weakened, its dramatic intensity has only grown,”the filmmakers state.
The movie recounts Garland’s performances, with Zellweger singing some of her best-known numbers — including Somewhere Over the Rainbow from her greatest film success in 1939’s The Wizard of Oz.
The movie Judy also delves into Garland’s behind-the-scenes battles with her management, her relationships with charmed musicians and fans as well as family drama playing out behind-the-scenes of the London performances.