Renée Zellweger reportedly will be joined by Sam Smith and Rufus Wainwright on a pair of duets that will appear on the original soundtrack album of the upcoming Judy Garland biopic, Judy, due out on Sept. 27.
According to Billboard, this was confirmed by Decca and Republic Records.
Per the outlet:
The film, based on the true story of Garland’s final run of shows in London in the winter of 1968, will feature Zellweger singing a version of Garland’s iconic tune “Get Happy” with Smith and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” with Wainwright.
Both songs were newly recorded for the album, which a press release says will feature “Zellweger’s breath-taking recordings of Judy Garland’s award-winning and most popular numbers, which have become some of the most iconic songs in film and theater history.”
Reacting to this news, Sam Smith said:
“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. 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 goose bumps 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. I hope everyone loves the film as much as I did.”
Watch the trailer of the film below.