Paramount Pictures has released the official trailer for Florence Foster Jenkins along with a new poster and a behind-the-scenes featurette. Starring multiple Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, the film tells the story of a wealthy patron of the arts who believed she had an amazing singing voice but in reality she painful to listen to. Nicknamed the Diva of Din, Jenkins performed in front of packed audiences but had no idea those applauding were doing so because they were being entertained by the world’s worst singer. Directed by Stephen Frears, the cast also includes Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg, Rebecca Ferguson, and Nina Arianda. Florence Foster Jenkins opens in theaters on August 12, 2016.
The Plot: Set in 1940s New York, Florence Foster Jenkins is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite (Meryl Streep) 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 (Hugh 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, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.