“Florence Foster Jenkins” releases in the United Kingdom today, so be sure to check out Meryl’s highly praised performance as the world’s worst opera singer if you can. With the film’s release, three new clips and a lenghty interview have been released and added to the video archive, alongside with many new production stills from the film.
According to The Wrap, Meryl Streep, Mel Brooks, Nicole Kidman and Zendaya will voice characters in the Weinstein Company’s upcoming animated movie “The Guardian Brothers.” TWC announced the cast on Friday, as well as its acquisition of the worldwide rights for the film previously distributed in China by Alibaba Pictures, under the title “The Little Door Gods.” The rights exclude China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau. TWC plans to sell the film at Cannes Film Festival this year. “The Guardian Brothers” is about a Chinese family on the verge of losing their family business, a wonton soup shop. When the family’s grandmother passes away, the restaurant is left in the hands of Raindrop (Zendaya) and her mother (Kidman.) But millions of miles away, The Guardians have been looking over humans for centuries. Gary Wang directed the animated feature produced by Zhou Yu and Light Chaser Animation Studios.
Last night, Meryl Streep was among the celebrity guests at the New York premiere screening of Gloria Steinem’s “Woman”, which begins airing on the Viceland channel on May 10 and focuses on a variety of issues from sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo to unacknowledged murdered and missing women in Canada, femicide in El Salvador, and the incarceration of mothers in America. A couple of pictures from the arrivals have been added to the photo gallery.
This week’s Scan Sunday features 10 years of TV guides from the United States, the UK and Canada, with some great cover stories on the television premieres of “Sophie’s Choice”, “Silkwood”, “Death Becomes Her” and the 1990 ABC special “The Earth Day Special”. To read all last added articles, have a look at the list below the previews. As always, my biggest thanks to Fred and Alvaro for submitting these great finds.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – TV Host (USA, October 09, 1993)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Detroit Free Press (USA, April 22, 1990)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – The Denver Post (USA, April 22, 1990)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Sunday Sun Television (USA, April 22, 1990)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – The Cable Guide (USA, December 1984)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – TV Times (USA, December 22, 1984)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – First Choice Program Guide (Canada, December 1983)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Video Viewer (United Kingdom, June 1983)
Today, the US theatrical trailer for “Florence Foster Jenkins” has been launched, which is slightly different (and way more showy) than the previous British one. Also, you finally get a glimpse of Florence’s/Meryl’s voice. Be sure to check it out in the video archive. Also, Meryl has been interviewed on the British morning show “Lorraine”. Further, a second featurette on the film, as well as a television spot, have been added. Enjoy.
This week’s Scan Sunday includes articles and interviews from French publications, ranging from 1984 to 1999. There are some great finds and cover stories, including some fantastic new pictures from the “Marvin’s Room” promotion in 1997. As always, many thanks to Fred and Alvaro for finding all these. Enjoy reading and have a great Sunday.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Tele Cable Satellite Hebdo (France, June 05, 1999)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Cette Semaine (France, June 1997)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – L’Ecrain Fantastique (France, February 1992)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Quel Avenir Madame (France, May 1991)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Telescope (France, March 23, 1991)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – TV Cable Hebdo (France, October 13, 1990)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Tele 7 Jours (France, September 10, 1988)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Horoscope (France, September 1986)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Quel Avenir Madame (France, September 1986)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – Il Magazine (France, March 1985)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – TeleCine Revue (France, December 1984)
Next week will see the release of “Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep”, a wonderfully research book that explores how Meryl Streep became the celebrated actress she is today. It goes way back to her upbringing in New Jersey, her training at Yale and Vassar University to her first successes on the New York stages and on tv and film with Holocaust and Kramer vs. Kramer. I have been able to read the book already and can wholeheartedly recommend it to everyone interested in Meryl’s early year and the process of becoming an actor. Make sure to pre-order your copy. For Simply Streep, Mr. Schulman has taken the time to answer some questions about the book and his research. Enjoy reading:
What made you interested in Meryl Streep’s early career to write “Her Again”?
I’ve always been an admirer of her work, but mostly knew her in her current incarnation: the top-of-her-game, self-deprecating diva who’s been our “Greatest Living Actress” for over three decades. When I started contemplating a book, I began asking myself: Who was Meryl Streep before she became iconic? Was she ever just a twenty-something working actress trying to figure out what to do with her life? How did she learn to do what she does? Can it even be learned? In other words, I was interested in the Meryl Streep we don’t know. It just so happened that the story of her artistic coming-of-age was also a story about New York in the 1970s, a period I’ve always been drawn to. And, of course, it was the story of her two great loves: John Cazale and Don Gummer. This period of her life was full of great characters, inherent drama, and deep, conflicting emotions—not unlike a Meryl Streep movie.
A first promotional featurette for “Florence Foster Jenkins” has been released, including interviews with Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and director Stephen Frears. Lots of new scenes (and a tiny bit of Florence’s singing) are included as well. Screencaptures from the video have been added to the photo gallery.