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Renee Zellweger Is Judy Garland in Post-Wizard of Oz Biopic

Renee Zellweger Is Judy Garland in Post-Wizard of Oz Biopic
Path&#233 and Calamity Films have set a February 2018 start date for principal photography on Judy, based on the true story of Judy Garland's final concerts in London. Actress Renee Zellweger, Academy Award winner and three times Academy Award nominee (Bridget Jones's Diary, Cold Mountain and Chicago), will play Judy Garland; and celebrated British stage director, Rupert Goold (a Tony nominee and two times Olivier winner) will direct. No release date has been set at this time and it remains to be seen how many more roles need to be filled out.

The story is set in Winter 1968 and showbiz legend Judy Garland arrives in Swinging London to perform in a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town. 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. As she prepares for the show,
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Jacqueline Bisset Joins Sarah Jessica Parker’s ‘Best Day of My Life’ (Exclusive)

Jacqueline Bisset Joins Sarah Jessica Parker’s ‘Best Day of My Life’ (Exclusive)
Jacqueline Bisset has joined Sarah Jessica Parker’s romantic drama “Best Day of My Life” and will portray the mother of Parker’s character, Variety has learned exclusively.

Renee Zellweger, Common, Isabella Rossellini, Simon Baker, Taylor Kinney, and Gus Birney are also starring.

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Group is producing. Parker portrays a jazz vocalist in New York City who receives a diagnosis that shatters her world as she prepares for a world tour. Bisset portrays a woman who mostly speaks French who comes to visit her daughter the weekend of her New York performances.

Fabien Constant is directing the film from a screenplay written by Laura Eason. Parker will also serve as producer alongside Alison Benson, Iervolino and Bacardi. The movie is being executive produced by Phil Hunt and Compton Ross of Head Gear Films, who are co-financing the film.

Ambi Distribution is handles worldwide sales. CAA
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Renée Zellweger, Isabella Rossellini, Common join 'Best Day Of My Life'

Renée Zellweger, Isabella Rossellini, Common join 'Best Day Of My Life'
Simon Baker, Taylor Kinney, Gus Birney also join Sarah Jessica Parker romance.

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Group have announced that Renée Zellweger, Isabella Rossellini, Common, Simon Baker, Taylor Kinney and Gus Birney have joined the Sarah Jessica Parker romance Best Day Of My Life.

Directed by Fabien Constant from a screenplay by Laura Eason, Best Day Of My Life centres on Vivienne (Parker), a jazz vocalist in New York City who lives her life for herself and for her art.

After she receives a diagnosis that shatters her world, Vivienne spends the next 24 hours preparing for an upcoming world tour, navigating her relationships and family obligations, and reflecting on her life.

Ambi Distribution handles worldwide sales while CAA co-represents North American sales with Ambi. Principal photography will begin this week in New York City. In addition to starring in the film, Parker will also serve as producer alongside Alison Benson, Iervolino and Bacardi
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Renee Zellweger, Common Join Sarah Jessica Parker Romantic Drama ‘Best Day of My Life’

Renee Zellweger, Common Join Sarah Jessica Parker Romantic Drama ‘Best Day of My Life’
Renee Zellweger, Common, Isabella Rossellini, Simon Baker, Taylor Kinney, and Gus Birney have joined the cast of Sarah Jessica Parker’s romantic drama “Best Day of My Life.”

Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Group is producing. Parker portrays a jazz vocalist in New York City after she receives a diagnosis that shatters her world and jolts her to her core as she prepare for an upcoming world tour.

Fabien Constant is directing the film from a screenplay written by Laura Eason. Parker will also serve as producer alongside Alison Benson, Iervolino and Bacardi. The movie is being executive produced by Phil Hunt and Compton Ross of Head Gear Films, who are co-financing the film.

Principal photography will begin this week in New York City. Ambi Distribution is handles worldwide sales. CAA is co-repping the film’s domestic sale.

“Best Day of My Life” is the second collaboration between Ambi and Parker, following
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