Tuesday, October 21, 2014

"Florence" confirmed

Pathé has confirmed that Stephen Frears is set to direct Meryl in a Florence Foster Jenkins biopic, with the titled now revealed as Florence.  Hugh Grant is listed to portray Jenkins's manager.  Here's the quick summary from the studio:

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.

I'm guessing the soonest this could be in cinemas is 2016.  Maybe a bit lighter fair, a la Ricki and the Flash next June?  That would be perfect timing to then release The Good House late 2016. Make it happen, Meryl.

1 comment:

  1. Agreed, a balance of comedy in the summer to woo the box office and then some serious drama for winter, like 2008 and 2015 :)