Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MERYL STREEP, HUGH GRANT IN STEPHEN FREAR'S 'FLORENCE'! GORGEOUS POSTER, FIRST PHOTOS AND TRAILER FOR 'THE RED TENT' HISTORICAL MINI SERIES WITH REBECCA FERGUSON, MINNIE DRIVER, MORENA BACCARIN

MERYL STREEP IS THE WORST
OPERA SINGER ON EARTH IN 'FLORENCE' WITH HUGH GRANT
Here's an upcoming project that will put a smile on your face: Meryl Streep will play the lead role in Stephen Frears new movie FLORENCE, the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress and socialite who wanted a career as a great opera singer, but who lacked any real ability. While Meryl Streep will play the title role, Hugh Grant will play her partner and manager St Clair Bayfield, an aristocratic English actor who was determined to protect Florence from the truth that while the voice she heard in her head was beautiful, to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Frears' previous movie was PHILOMENA with Judi Dench! According to 'Daily Mail' the movie will tell her story through to her 1944 Carnegie Hall concert which sold some 3,000 tickets, but she died a month later.


'THE RED TENT' EPIC SERIES
1ST POSTER & TRAILER WITH REBECCA FERGUSON, MINNIE DRIVER, MORENA BACCARIN
Gorgeous first poster along with first pictures and a trailer (sadly, only for US viewers for now) has been released for Lifetime's new historical mini series THE RED TENT which will air as a two night event on December 7th and 8th! With WHITE QUEEN's Rebecca Ferguson in the lead role, the series also includes Morena Baccarin, Minnie Driver, Debra Winger, Iain Glen, Will Tudor

The adaptation of Anita Diamant's novel follows Dinah. In the Bible her life is only hinted at during a brief and violent detour within the more familiar chapters about her father, Jacob, and his dozens of sons in the Book of Genesis. Told through Dinah's eloquent voice, this sweeping story reveals the traditions and turmoil of ancient womanhood. Dinah's tale begins with the story of her mothers: Leah, Rachel, Zilpah, and Bilhah, the four wives of Jacob. They love Dinah and give her gifts that are to sustain her through a hard-working youth, a calling to midwifery, and a new home in a foreign land. Dinah tells us of the world of the red tent, the place where women were sequestered during their cycles of birthing, menses, and illness; of her initiations into the religious and sexual practices of her tribe; of Jacob's courtship with his four wives; of the mystery and wonder of caravans, farmers, shepherds, and slaves; of love and death in the city of Shechem; and of her half-brother Joseph's rise in Egypt.

26 comments:

cleemckenzie said...

Looking forward to The Red Tent.
And what an interesting role for Streep. Loved that trailer. Sadly humorous. I wonder what the audience of 3,000 did during the performance.

DEZMOND said...

I think Meryl will have the most fun of times :)

Luanne G. Smith said...

LOL. I think there's a little Florence in all of us.

DEZMOND said...

you mean I can't sing? :)

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm sure Meryl Streep will be fantastic in her Florence roll. She's an amazing actress. The Red Tent looks a little iffy to me.

DEZMOND said...

I can already imagine Meryl hitting those high tones :)

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Poor Florence - my goodness. She had to have been tone deaf. Meryl Streep is an interesting choice, and I'd love to see outtakes.
Love Minnie Driver - Red Tent looks appealing too. Thank you Dez. Hope you have a good night.

Stephanie Faris said...

A little picky (and good for her if so) but it looks from that picture like Meryl Streep may have finally gotten some of that plastic surgery she's so against! Maybe it's just a case of Photoshop...

Adam said...

Jacob's four wives? But the right wing Christians keep telling me marriage is between one man and one woman citing the bible as an example. LOL

Lynda R Young as Elle Cardy said...

It's good to see Meryl again. The project sounds great.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"The Red Tent" has been on my "to read" list for literally 10 years -- and I still haven't gotten around to reading it! But I will definitely watch the miniseries -- it's playing in Canada on Showcase TV, I believe. Looking forward to it!

DEZMOND said...

I've known people in my life or around me who thought they were more than they were :) We, people, usually aren't really aware of the real picture the world has about us - sometimes that picture is better than we think, sometimes it's worse

DEZMOND said...

no, no, that is Meryl under heavy makeup for her DEVIL WEARS PRADA role

DEZMOND said...

LOL indeed!

DEZMOND said...

she has so many interesting roles coming up, starting with INTO THE WOODS this December

DEZMOND said...

you might like it, I think it is a book for female readers

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Like I really don't wear my hair in pigtails that often. But I still have a 1970's black t-shirt with a peace sign - still gets worn quite a bit.
No one I've ever met who was tone deaf actually knew it.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Florence went for her dream. She can't sing well but she sang anyway. I would love to see Meryl in this role. The Red Tent will either be an epic success or an epic failure. Good luck lifetime

DEZMOND said...

Meryl will be an absolute blast in it!

DEZMOND said...

;tis true, I don't believe I'm tone deaf myself even though I surely am :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

Never heard of the real Florence before, but Meryl will most like nail it. She is fab!!!

DEZMOND said...

I wrote about her once or twice before last year when the project was announced for the first time.. she was hilarious! Sadly, the audience today actually worships those who cannot sing for their dear life...

Blue Grumpster said...

Florence is something to look forward to. You know what I hate, Dezzzz... When singers - or so-called singers - give a concert and 50% of their show is play backed. I remember way back in 1990, I went to a Michael Jackson concert and paid, what, $80 for a ticket, and the first song was all play backed. If you're a singer, you should be abe to sing. Right? Right?

DEZMOND said...

Left and right! You went to Jacko the Freacko? :)
Most of today's wannabe stars wouldn't know how to sing live if their sorry lives depended on it!

Blue Grumpster said...

By the way... that's quite some recording you posted there... My ears!

DEZMOND said...

What? You didn't likey Florence's divine singing?