It has been announced today that 3-time Academy Award-winning actress, Meryl Streep is set to portray American socialite and amateur ‘soprano’, Florence Foster Jenkins in an upcoming biopic – to open in cinemas on May 6th.
Dubbed ‘the worst vocalist of all time’, Foster Jenkins is widely known and ridiculed for her lack of rhythm, pitch, and tone, her aberrant pronunciation – and her generally poor singing ability.
She enjoyed brief notoriety in the early 1940s for her woeful performances and delusions of grandeur, but has more recently gathered a second wave of fame online – with her YouTube recordings now gathering hundreds of thousands of views.
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FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS | OFFICIAL TEASER TRAILOR | 2016
Directed by Stephen Frears, the film will also star British actor, Hugh Grant – as Foster Jenkin’s husband and agent, St Clair Bayfield.