Here's Your First Look at Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland

She's barely recognizable.

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Filming has started on the new biopic about The Wizard of Oz star Judy Garland.

To mark the occasion, a first-look image has been released and if you had no idea who was playing Judy, you might struggle to recognize her.

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Yes, that really is Bridget Jones herself, Renée Zellweger, as the showbiz legend Judy Garland, with the movie, directed by Rupert Goold, telling the true story of Judy's final concerts in London.

Also starring Jessie Buckley, American Horror Story's Finn Wittrock and Michael Gambon, Judy takes place in 1968 and sees Judy arrive in London to perform a sell-out run at The Talk of the Town, 30 years since she shot to fame with The Wizard of Oz.

Her preparations for the show sees Judy battle with management, charm musicians, and reminisce with friends and adoring fans as she embarks on a relationship with her soon-to-be fifth husband Mickey Deans.

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At the same time, she is exhausted and haunted by memories of a childhood lost to Hollywood and gripped with a desire to be back home with her children.

Judy will feature some of her best-known songs, including "Over the Rainbow," and is based on a script from The Crown's Tom Edge.

Earlier this year, Zellweger revealed that she hopes to return to her iconic role of Bridget Jones for a fourth movie.

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"I really hope [there is another movie]. I do. I love her. She's so much fun," she enthused.

Judy does not yet have a confirmed release date.

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