Renée Zellweger To Play Judy Garland In Upcoming Biopic

Renée Zellweger has some big ruby slippers to fill.

The actress is set to star as Judy Garland in a movie about her life 30 years after the success of “The Wizard of Oz.”

The film, aptly named, “Judy,” will take place in 1968 as Garland is gearing up for her final concerts in London. The film is based on a script written by Netflix’s Tom Edge and will be produced by David Livingstone.

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Pathé and Calamity Films announced the news in a press release on Monday. The film will show Garland at some of her toughest personal moments. According to the release, Garland is “fragile” and “exhausted” at this point in her life and is “haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood.”

The film will also follow Garland as she begins her romance with her fifth husband, Mickey Deans.

The film will feature some of Garland’s most famous songs including, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.”

Filming will begin in February.

Written by Chloe Melas for CNN.

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