Deadline is reporting that Paramount will release Florence Foster Jenkins on August 12 in the U.S. That just happens to be the the five year anniversary of Word on the Streep. Is this a sign?
I recently posted that IMDb had the date listed as August 31, but that it seemed strange and therefore possible that an earlier date would be made. Well, the date is now earlier, but it's still four months after its world premiere, which happens to be today! I'm very much looking forward to reading a few responses from early screenings, assuming there's not an embargo on reviews.
Meryl films as of late certainly seem to find their way to August time slots. Ricki and the Flash, Hope Springs and Julie & Julia were all released in that month, aiming to capture that adult audience who craves something other than a superhero flick or animated film part x. For the most part that recipe seems to work favorably for dramedies such as Florence. Hopefully this will fair more like Julia than Ricki. Stay tuned.