• Sam Smith and Rufus Wainwright have each recorded duets for the 'Judy' biopic. (Getty Images, Universal)
You can also hear Renée Zellweger's version of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'.
By
Samuel Leighton-Dore

2 Sep 2019 - 12:19 PM  UPDATED 2 Sep 2019 - 12:20 PM

New details have been revealed about the highly anticipated Judy Garland biopic, titled Judy.

Lead star Renée Zellweger will perform duets with both Sam Smith and Rufus Wainwright for the film's official soundtrack - with fans given a taste of the Oscar-winning actress singing Garland's iconic 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'.

Both Smith and Wainwright expressed their gratitude at being involved in the film, which is based on the 2012 Tony-nominated Broadway play End of the Rainbow and follows Garland 30 years after she rose to fame in The Wizard of Oz.

“It’s nice to come back and observe [Garland] again in the film and through this wonderful duet with Renee,” Wainwright said of the experience in a press release.

“Her performance is astounding in a film that focuses on the love and the generosity that Judy always had for the world around her. It reminds me of how unique her life and art were.”

UK singer Smith said that Garland's work had always been a huge influence for them as an artist.

“[Garland] 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," they said.

Smith added: “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.”

Zellweger and Smith will team up to sing a rendition of 'Get Happy' for the soundtrack, while she joins Wainwright for 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas'.

The film is due for release later this year and is expected to see Zellweger put into contention for a Best Actress nomination at the 2020 Academy Awards.

You can listen to Zellweger's version of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' below:

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