End Of The Rainbow already took Broadway by storm in 2012 with Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland.
The story follows Garland in the months leading up to her early death in 1969.
You can watch highlights from that performance here.
Now, we can expect the story to head over to the big screen as Judy, an adaptation of the stage version is set for release in late September, 2019.
Renée Zellweger, star of previous musical film Chicago, will portray Garland.
And her transformation is really something.
Take a look:
Fans honestly cannot believe how accurate the transformation is.
Her Body Language And Mannerisms Are PURE Judy
— jaz (@jasariana_) May 10, 2019
SECURE THAT BAG RENÉE
— ry.. (@projectslayed) May 10, 2019
Renee definitely has the look of older Judy. Certain angles are uncanny, but the voice isn’t fully doing it for me. It was Judy Davis in the 2001 TV movie that nailed everything Garland for me.
— Christine🎸🕶 💕🍁 🥑 (@time_soulmates) May 10, 2019
Yes on the acting , but would have preferred lip syncing w/Judy’s voice. pic.twitter.com/n3lHid4I5Q
— Msspilkes (@msspilkes) May 10, 2019
❤️ can't wait to see this!
— Bruno Tonioli (@BrunoTonioli) May 10, 2019
While under contract in Hollywood, she was so viciously manipulated by her studio: they would often take food away from her to “monitor her weight;” she found friends of hers were actually paid studio spies; and several of her marriages were arranged to gay men so she could be their cover, unbeknownst to her.
This trailer made me cry. I am blown right away and can’t wait for this. Renée looks and sounds amazing. 🌈❤️🌈
— ryan white (@MakeupRyDesign) May 10, 2019
I can’t imagine the pressure Zellweger has trying to play Judy Garland. Can’t wait to see it.
— ~Roni~ #LupusAwarenessMonth (@paleblueeyes24) May 10, 2019
The older I get the sadder this song becomes.
It represents dreams lost.
— Arya MF' Stark 💋 (@LoveMySash) May 10, 2019
While I would have preferred to hear Judy's own voice, it's fair to say I am looking forward to this the way the rest of the nation looked forward to Avengers: Endgame.
— Richard Schilling (@RSchillingNY) May 10, 2019
Renee coming to collect that Oscar nomination omg
— micah (@mbbnc) May 10, 2019
I’m super excited to see this..
— LINDA PERRY (@RealLindaPerry) May 11, 2019
Wow. Just wow.
— 🧘🏻♀️Vicki Winters🚴🏼♀️ (@MyBigFatMouth) May 10, 2019
Garland died young, at the age of 47. Her later life was marred by addiction created by the drugs the studio gave her before she was even an adult, meant to keep her “thin.”
Today, she is remembered for everything from “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” in 1939’s The Wizard Of Oz:
To her one-take performance of “The Man That Got Away” in 1954’s A Star Is Born:
Needless to say, Zellweger has big shoes to fill in the fall.
But this story of Judy’s life is necessary, even all these years later.
Always remember the struggle it took to be the star that she was.