Liza Minnelli Doesn't Approve of Renee Zellweger's Judy Garland Biopic, May See Gaga's 'Star' Remake

Friday June 15, 2018

Liza Minnelli is sharing her thoughts on two highly anticipated movies coming out this year, both of which involve her late mother, Judy Garland.

Taking to Facebook Thursday, Minnelli posted a Radar Online story that claimed Renee Zellweger, who is playing Garland in an upcoming biopic about the performer, is "bonding" with Minelli for the role. But Minnelli writes she's "never met nor spoken" to the "Chicago" star. The Radar Online article has since been deleted.

"I don't know how these stories get started, but I do not approve nor sanction the upcoming film about Judy Garland in any way. Any reports to the contrary are 100% Fiction," Minnelli added.

"Judy" is directed by Rupert Goold and is set in the 60s when Garland arrives in London for a five-week run of sell-out concerts. It's scheduled to be released later this year.

Though Minnelli gave the thumbs down to "Judy," she did approve of the upcoming remake of "A Star Is Born," which starred Garland in the 1957 version.

TMZ reports, that out of respect, Minnelli refuses to watch any rebooted films that featured Garland. Nevertheless, she may change that rule for the new "A Star is Born," which stars Lady Gaga (playing Garland's part) and Bradley Cooper, who also directed the film.

Sources told the site Minnelli loves Gaga and there's a good chance she'll see the film for her. TMZ also reports the pop star and Minnelli are friends and admire each other's work.

"A Star is Born" hits theaters Oct. 5.

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