Neither Ricki and The Flash nor Suffragette made it to the Oscars which meant this years Oscars lacked Meryl Streep. But Streep is back this time playing Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York socialite who aspired to become an opera singer. Except her voice was off-key, but that didn’t stop her from performing in concert halls across America for over two decades.
Stephen Frears directs the film, starring Meryl Streep. Hugh Grant plays her Soprano singing partner and manager St. Clair Bayfield.
Watch the trailer below:
The real Florence Foster Jenkins:
Paramount is releasing the film in the UK in May. No US date has been announced yet.