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Meryl Streep can’t sing for nuts in trailer for Florence Foster Jenkins — watch

on April 27, 2016, 12:16pm

Some people dream bigger than others. Some people don’t dream at all. Some people force their dreams to happen. That someone is the subject of Florence Foster Jenkins.

Meryl Streep stars as the titular talentless opera singer in the true story dramedy by High Fidelity and Philomena director Stephen Frears. The ever anxious Hugh Grant co-stars as her butler, who tries his damndest to make her fantasies a reality.

Catch the trailer above and read the official synopsis below:

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.  

Florence Foster Jenkins hits theaters August 12th.

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