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Steven Spielberg's new film starring Meryl Streep
and Tom Hanks hits US theaters on December 22 2017.
  October 21st, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

After a few weeks’ worth of rumors, Pathé International has announced that Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant will officially be teaming up for Stephen Frears’ biopic, “Florence”. Florence stars Streep as the real-life New York heiress Florence Foster Jenkins, whose dreams of becoming a renowned opera singer are stymied by her laughable lack of talent. Grant will play her live-in partner and manager, the English actor St. Clair Bayfield, who guides Jenkins away from the real truth, which proves challenging when Jenkins decides to perform live at Carnegie Hall. The film is currently in pre-production. Michael Kuhn and Tracey Seaward will produce, and Nicholas Martin will write the script. Here’s Pathé’s official synopsis:

The true story of Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her “husband” and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.


    Certainly this production has got to be hilarious, but ain´t Hugh Grant a bit to much younger, that´s why one may think is gonna be surprinsingly hilarious

  • meryltear

    perfect – sounds like a very leading role :-).

  • Heather

    This is going to be amazing. I have watched the video of Florence Jenkins. It is so funny but humanly sad and Meryl Streep will be just perfect as the woman who believed she had a beautiful voice but was just off-key. A sad but heart-rending comedy. Meryl is so gifted – she will be Maria Callas one minute and Florence Jenkins the next. She will lose herself totally in both parts and become both singers. Meryl is truly wonderful.