I've had a couple comments about this on the blog and happened to notice it myself earlier today but am just now getting around to posting. IMDb is currently listing a release date (in Germany) for Florence Foster Jenkins: November 24, 2016. Thanksgiving Day. If that turns out to be true, I imagine a U.S release sometime shortly before that date. We could probably expect a festival release in early fall as well. November would no doubt set it up nicely for awards consideration. Like many others, I've been getting the impression that the film will be a bit lighter in tone, therefore expecting a possible late summer release, similar to Ricki and the Flash. This news suggests otherwise.
We are currently in a filming lull for Meryl, with no definitive projects set for production. The closest possibility is likely The Good House, but as I've discussed ad nauseam, we don't even have a director attached. Meryl's name was also recently brought up as a possibility for joining Amy Schumer in her mother-daughter comedy, but I wager that's a long shot.
It's quite possible that Meryl just wants to take several months off from prepping a role or filming. How dare she?! I'm greedy though, so of course prefer that she has at least one film released each calendar year. At the very least this break provides some fun speculation of what may come next. Regardless, it's of course difficult to remain patient.