FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS is an upcoming biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears (Dangerous Liaisons, High Fidelity, The Queen, Philomena) and written by Nicholas Martin. It stars Meryl Streep as Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress who became an opera singer notorious for her bad singing skills. Other cast members include Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Nina Arianda, and Rebecca Ferguson.
The film tells the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep), the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great 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 (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.