All she wanted to do was hold 3,000 people in the cup of her hand.
Too bad she couldn’t really sing.
I’m talking about Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who had dreams of becoming a famous opera singer, this in spite of being woefully untalented, and the subject of Stephen Frears’ Meryl Streep-starring upcoming offering, the aptly titled Florence Foster Jenkins.
The film – which co-stars Hugh Grant as St. Clair Bayfield, Jenkins’ English actor-live-in partner/manager, Simon Helberg (TV’s The Big Bang Theory), and Tony winner Nina Arianda – is due out in the U.K. on May 6.
No word of an American opening date yet, but you know it’s coming. This, after all, is a Meryl vehicle. You know they’ll factor it into this year’s awards season in one way or another.