Florence Foster Jenkins — Teaser Trailer

source:   telegraph.co.uk, youtube.com

added: Wed, Feb 17th '16

Meryl Streep has found herself in the spotlight again, as she stars in her next musical dramedy playing popular New York heiress and socialite "Florence Foster Jenkins," who after her first public performance was quickly dubbed the worst vocalist of all time. Check out the teaser trailer for the film, which also stars Hugh Grant as Jenkins proud husband and manager.

The film tells the true story of English stage star St Clair Bayfield (Grant) who encouraged his wife Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep), to dream big -- which she did, by believing that she was blessed with an extraordinary singing voice that deserves to be heard. But unfortunately, for everyone else her voice was actually atrocious. Nevertheless, Bayfield was still determined to support his songbird by arranging a special one-night-only performance at Carnegie Hall in 1944.

Directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen, High Fidelity), the film also co-stars MI: Rogue Nation's Rebecca Ferguson and Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg as Jenkins' pianist. "Florence Foster Jenkins" is set to open in UK Cinemas starting on May 6th, followed by a US theatrical release date scheduled for August 31st.

FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is the true story of 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, 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.


directed by   Stephen Frears

starring   Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, Nina Arianda

release date   May 6, 2016 (UK), August 31, 2016 (USA)

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