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Liza Minnelli Does Not Approve of the New Judy Garland Biopic with Renée Zellweger

Judy will be set at the end of the Wizard of Oz star's life.
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Despite rumors that she was on-board with the production, Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland's oldest child, does not approve of the forthcoming biopic Judy about the Wizard of Oz actress's life, which stars Renée Zellweger.

"I have never met nor spoken to Renée Zellweger," she said in response to an article in Radar Online, which claimed that the pair were bonding. The article has since been taken down.

"I don’t know how these stories get started, but I do not approve nor sanction the upcoming film about Judy Garland in any way. Any reports to the contrary are 100% fiction."

I have never met nor spoken to Renee Zellweger... I don’t know how these stories get started, but I do not approve nor...

Posted by Liza Minnelli on Thursday, June 14, 2018

Written by Tom Edge, who is known for penning The Crown, the biopic will focus on the last year of Garland's life, specifically, her performances in London in the winter of 1968.

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Per Variety, "the movie will also recount the icon’s battles with management, and relationships with musicians and fans."

It will also reportedly delve into whether she was mentally and physically healthy enough to be performing. Here's one of the first photos of Zellweger as the legendary performer.


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Garland, who is best known for her iconic role in The Wizard of Oz, as well as Meet Me in St. Louis and Easter Parade, is the youngest person to ever receive the Cecil B. DeMille Golden Globe for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."

She died in 1959 at 47 from a barbiturate overdose after a long struggle with substance abuse.

A timeline for the release of the film has yet to be shared publicly; filming reportedly started in England in February.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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