Smith will join Zellweger for Get Happy, one of Garland’s most beloved and best- known songs. She originally performed it in the 1950 film Summer Stock, her final film for MGM that also stars Gene Kelly. Wainwright and Zellweger will duet on Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, a Christmas classic Garland first introduced in 1944’s Meet Me in St Louis. In 1938, Judy was cast in her best remembered role, as the young Dorothy Gale in The Wizard of Oz (1939), a film based on the 1900 children’s book by L Frank Baum. In this film, she sang Over the Rainbow, a song which is associated with her till date.
Judy is based on the five-week residency Garland performed in London just months before her death in June 1969. Directed by Rupert Goold, it captures her addiction, financial strain and the heartbreaking struggle to spend time with her children. The film also stars Jessie Buckley, Rufus Sewell, Finn Wittrock and Michael Gambon.