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Meryl Streep to Portray Opera Singer Florence Foster Jenkins in New Film?

According to the Daily Mail, Meryl Streep is currently in negotiations to star as American-born opera singer Florence Foster Jenkins in an upcoming film.

The opera diva was known for her having legions of fans, despite the fact that she was unable to hit a high note. It remains unclear whether opera-goers showed up for her performances out of adoration for the singer or a strong desire to get a good laugh.

Streep, who showed off her vocal chops in the big screen adaptation of Mamma Mia!, is in talks with Stephen Frears, who will helm the project. According to the report, Hugh Grant may portray Jenkins's manager.

Streep has appeared on Broadway in Happy End, The Cherry Orchard, Secret Service, and Trelawny of the Wells, as well as off-Broadway's Wonderland in Concert and Alice in Concert.

The actress' upcoming film projects include Rob Marshall's film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods, The Homesman, and The Good House. Her past movie credits include Hope Springs, The Iron Lady, It's Complicated, Julie & Julia, Doubt, Mamma Mia!, The Devil Wears Prada, The Hours and many more.

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