Academy Award-winning actress Renée Zellweger will be portraying LGBT+ icon Judy Garland in a new biopic based on her final concerts in London.
Zellweger has already recorded some of Garland’s songs for the film’s official soundtrack, which is set for release on 27 September.
For the song “Get Lucky” the actress has teamed up with singer-songwriter Sam Smith, to perform a duet, which was released today.
“When I was 17 years old I did a project on Judy Garland for my Film Studies A-Level. I was immediately immersed into the magic of Judy and her incredibly brave and triumphant story,” explained Smith.
“She has remained as one of the icons of my life. She was one of the bravest humans out there and her vulnerability and honesty in her art still gives me goosebumps like it did the first time.
“It was truly an honour to sing with Renée. Nobody could have played Judy as well as Renée, and it is a career highlight for me to be singing with her, and in some small way, with Judy.”
You can listen to Renée and Sam’s cover below: