Meryl Streep to star in Florence Foster Jenkins biopic
Meryl Streep is set to star as opera singer wannabe, Florence Foster Jenkins, in period biopic Florence. Jenkins was a New York heiress determined to become a famous opera singer despite her lack of talent. She persisted in performing during the late 1920s to the mid 1940s, ignoring public ridicule.
Stephen Frears has signed on to direct from a script by Nicholas Martin.
Hugh Grant is also set to portray actor St. Clair Bayfield, Jenkins’ partner and manager.
The project is in pre-production.