Meryl Streep has proven she can carry a tune starring in films such as "Postcards from the Edge," "Out of the Woods," "Ricki and the Flash" and, of course, "Mamma Mia." In her next movie "Florence Foster Jenkins," Streep turns the tables to star as a real-life opera singer who sang terribly.
Florence Foster Jenkins (born Nascina Florence Foster) was a New York heiress who launched a singing career in her early 40s. She struggled in nearly every aspect of singing, but never gave up on her dream.
Jenkins would hold private recitals for her close friends and associates, but only performed publicly once. She was 76 and sang at Carnegie Hall in 1944. She received dismal reviews and two days later she suffered a heart attack and died a month later.
The first trailer for the biopic doesn't actually reveal Streep's poor vocal skills. Instead, it only shows the shocked reactions of her audience and her accompanist, Cosmé McMoon, played by "The Big Bang Theory" star Simon Helberg. The film also stars Hugh Grant as her long-time partner St. Clair Bayfield.
A U.S. premiere date for "Florence Foster Jenkins" has not been announced.
Watch the teaser trailer below.