Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
Monday 1st August 2016
Meryl Streep (Suffragette, The Iron Lady) and Hugh Grant (About a Boy, Love Actually) steal the show as Florence Foster Jenkins is released on Digital HD 29th August 2016, and available on Blu-ray and DVD from 5th September 2016, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
Directed by Stephen Frears (Philomena, The Queen), this heart-warming drama tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer.
The voice Florence (Streep) heard in her head was divine, but to the rest of the world it was hilariously awful. At private recitals, her devoted husband and manager, St Clair Bayfield (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.
With strong support from Simon Helberg (The Big Bang Theory) as Florence's long suffering pianist, Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) and Nina Arianda (Midnight in Paris).
The film is produced by Michael Kuhn (The Duchess) and by Tracey Seaward (Philomena, The Queen). It is executive produced by Pathé's Cameron McCracken, BBC Films' Christine Langan and Qwerty's Malcolm Ritchie. Nicholas Martin wrote the screenplay and the creative team includes Director of Photography Danny Cohen (The King's Speech, Les Miserables), Production Designer Alan Macdonald (Philomena, The Queen), Costume Designer Consolata Boyle (Philomena, The Queen), Composer Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Philomena) and Editor Valerio Bonelli (Philomena).
A celebration of inspirational human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere join Florence Foster Jenkins in this uplifting story when it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD this autumn.
- Designing the look
- From Script to screen
- Ours is a Happy World
- The Music and Songs of Florence
- World Premiere
- Deleted scenes