Monday, May 11, 2015

Production begins on "Florence Foster Jenkins"

It was reported this morning that Meryl is in the UK to begin filming Florence Foster Jenkins. We've been expecting a May start, so this seems to confirm that.  The article also reports that the shooting schedule is expected to last ten weeks.  If filming is actually beginning this week, we could expect it to wrap by mid July.  It would be quick, but five months is absolutely possible to complete post-production on a film like this.  I still think it's unlikely, but Frears pics have tended to be end-of-the-year fare, a la The Queen and Philomena.  It doesn't seem as likely that they would push a release all the way to the end of 2016.  If it's released  next year, I would guess another late summer release.  I'll be very interested to learn when they officially plan for it to premiere.


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    1. Well, that's always the question. From what I understand, it seems like a drama. Probably some comical elements, but I picture a tone similar to that of Philomena. It really only matters for Globes category placement, so who knows.

    2. Pathe announced it's filming yesterday and describe it as a comedy.

    3. Mmmm interesting. I actually don't know what to expect. I want a trailer lol