She blew our socks off with her incredible voice in Mamma Mia and Into the Woods. So we imagine it'll be a tough order for one of the most talented ladies in showbusiness to deliver the worse singing performances of her life as Meryl Streep takes on the eponymous part of a tone-deaf wannabe performer in the hotly-anticipated comedy, Florence Foster Jenkins.
Out in cinemas on May 6, a teaser trailer has just been released showing Meryl in action.
You'll have to wait till the cinema release, though, to see her tuneless attempts in song.
Directed by the brains behind Philomena and The Queen – Stephen Frears – Florence Foster Jenkins tells the real-life story of the New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer.
While the voice Florence heard in her head was divine, to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (played by Hugh Grant), managed to protect Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give her first public concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall, St Clair realised he had perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.
Backed by a supporting cast including Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) as Florence’s long suffering piano accompanist, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) and Nina Arianda (Midnight in Paris), we for one now can't wait for May to come around.
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