VIDEO: Watch Meryl Streep in All-New Trailer for FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS!
Below, check out an all-new trailer for FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS, starring Meryl Streep as the American-born opera singer. Directed by Stephen Frear, the biopic also stars Tony winner Nina Arianda, Rebecca Ferguson, Hugh Grant and Simon Helberg and will hit theaters in the UK this May. A U.S. release date has not yet been announced.
The opera diva was known for her having legions of fans, despite the fact that she was unable to hit a high note. Throughout her career, It remained unclear whether opera-goers showed up for her performances out of adoration for the singer or a strong desire to get a good laugh.Hugh Grant will portray her partner and manager St Clair Bayfield, "an aristocratic English actor who was determined to protect Florence from the [hugh grant] truth that while THE VOICE she heard in her head was beautiful, to everyone else it was hilariously awful."Meryl 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' recently appeared in Rob Marshall's film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods. Other upcoming films include 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.