Renee Zellweger is back!
The Oscar-winning actress is set to star in her first movie in over four years, a courtroom drama opposite Daniel Craig. According to the Hollywood Reporter, “The Whole Truth” will bring Renee out of her acting hiatus.
The plot details are under wraps, but THR notes that Craig will play a district attorney in the thriller. Courtney Hunt, who’s helmed episodes of “Law & Order: SVU” and the 2008 movie “Frozen River,” will direct from a script written by Nicholas Kazan (“Matilda,” “Bicentennial Man”).
This is big news for Zellweger because she hasn’t appeared in a movie since 2010′s “My Own Love Song,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival but went straight to DVD the following year. It’s been an upward battle for the celebrated actress to reprise the successful string of movies she made in the late ’90s and early 2000s, such as “Jerry Maguire,” “Bridget Jones’s Diary” and “Chicago.” Her most recent acclaim came for Ron Howard’s 2005 boxing flick “Cinderella Man,” which won glowing reviews but saw poor box office reception.
In the wake of Zellweger’s big-screen absence, much fuss has been made over her evolving appearance. Most of the Internet did a double take when she appeared at a screening of “Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story” in November looking decidedly different than she did when she was the “it” girl a decade ago.
It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Renee in anything, so I’m excited to hear she’s returning! The 44-year-old has been missed!