Liza Minnelli Is So Not Here For The Biopic On Mum Judy Garland
The Hollywood legend has harsh words for star Renée Zellweger.
Liza Minnelli took to Facebook on Thursday to hose down reports that she had "bonded" with actor Renée Zellweger who is set to star as Minnelli's late mother Judy Garland in an upcoming biopic.
Hollywood legend Minnelli, 72, stated in the post on June 14 that contrary to reports by celebrity news site Radar Online she'd "never met nor spoken" to Zellweger, 49.
The Cabaret star went on to set the record straight about her feelings on the film, Judy, which focuses on Garland's series of sold-out concerts in London in 1968.
"I do not approve nor sanction the upcoming film," she said. "Any reports to the contrary are 100% fiction."
The article in question has since been removed from the Radar Online website.
Judy is said to be a loose adaptation of the Olivier-nominated play 'End of the Rainbow' and also stars Rufus Sewell as Garland's third husband Sidney Luft and Michael Gambon as her manager Bernard Delfont.
The Wizard of Oz icon Garland -- born Frances Ethel Gumm -- was an Academy Award-nominated and Golden Globe winning actor, singer and dancer who got her start in show business as a young child.
Her well-documented life-long struggle with drugs and alcohol ultimately led to her death in London from a barbiturate overdose at age 47. She left behind three children including Minnelli and Lorna Luft.
Judy is set to premiere in the US on November 30 2018.
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