Renee Zellweger stars as Judy Garland in the trailer of the new movie, “Judy.” The trailer of the movie released on Monday.
Rupert Goold has directed the movie, Judy. Alongside Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock, Rufus Sewell, and Michael Gambon are also starring in the movie.
The movie is set in the winter of 1968. It revolves around the story of actress, Judy Garland (Renee Zellweger). Garland performs a five-week run of her sold-out concert at The Talk of the Town nightclub in London. Judy is adapted from Peter Quilter’s musical End of the Rainbow. It shows Garland’s last days before her death. She died of an accidental overdose at the age of 47 in June 1969.
At the beginning of the trailer, Judy checks into a hotel with her children. The employee calls her “Miss Garland,” but she tells him to call her by her first name. However, her suite is not available because she owes money to the hotel. Then Judy and her children look for a place to sleep. When Judy is taking her pills, her daughter asks that she doesn’t fall asleep.
Judy responds to her daughter, “These are the other ones.”
The trailer also gives hints that Judy is struggling to balance motherhood and her career. She also admits that she can not find a manager and does not have a home.
Left with no other choice, Judy accepts an opportunity to perform at Talk of the Town.
Before agreeing, she asks, “You’re saying I have to leave my children if I want to make enough money to be with my children?”
Therefore, she leaves her children in America to take the job and earn money to be with them.
While Judy performs in the five-week run of sold out concerts, she becomes closer with Mickey Deans (Wittrock). She eventually married Deans who he is her fifth and last husband.
At a party Deans says to Garland, “You can’t have the world’s greatest entertainer out here without a drink.”
Garland replies, “Frank Sinatra’s here?”
Deans says, “Frank is great, but he’s no Judy Garland.”
Midway in the trailer, Judy’s health worsens as she performs Somewhere Over the Rainbow. The doctors ask her if she takes anything for depression. Judy has increased panic attacks before her performances. In one of her performance, her manager pushes her out on the stage.
She says, “Everybody has their trouble. And I’ve had mine. I just want what everybody wants. I just seem to have a harder time getting it.”
In another scene, Judy calls her daughter from a public phone but as soon as her daughter answers it and calls her mama, she starts crying and does not respond.
The end of the trailer shows Judy performing for a sold-out crowd.
She asks the crowd, “You won’t forget me, will you? Promise you won’t.”
A one-minute-long teaser of the film was released in May. It showed Garland arriving in London for the concerts while Somewhere Over the Rainbow played in the background.
Watch the full trailer for Judy below.
Judy will release on 27 September 2019.