According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has nabbed Stephen Frears’ Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant and Rebecca Ferguson. Promo footage for the project screened to buyers Friday at the ongoing Toronto International Film Festival. The Pathe and BBC film, now in post-production, is helmed by Frears from a screenplay by Nicholas Martin. Paramount will distribute the film in the States, with a source saying the studio plans to release it in 2016.
The project is the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep), a New York heiress and socialite who pursued her dream of becoming a great opera 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 (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 in 1944, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.
According to Heroic Hollywood, Rebecca Ferguson is at the top of Marvel’s list to play Captain Marvel, in their first female-centric superhero movie. Rumors have previously linked Emily Blunt (who’ll next star in The Girl On The Train opposite Ferguson) to the part. The site also says that Rebecca might’ve withdrawn from consideration for the female lead in Gambit, potentially to pursue bigger opportunities, like her own Marvel franchise. More on this (exciting rumor!) when available.
I have added screen captures from the Swedish movie Vi (translated We in English), released in 2013. The film is a story of Ida and Krister. It’s about a relationship that goes to hell. They are both crazy in love but manage to strangle the supply of oxygen and adapt to each other in a way that will lead to catastrophic consequences. Rebecca Ferguson (in a great performance) plays Linda, the best friend of the main character Ida.
Continuing on the worldwide press tour, Rebecca Ferguson and co. stopped in Beijing, China to attend a screening for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. She looked supercool in a black dress with sharp shoulders as she talked to the fans on stage. As always, click on the previews below to see all the images in our photo gallery.
Earlier today (local time), Rebecca Ferguson attended a press conference and gala premiere for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation in Shanghai, China. She looked fantastic in two different outfits, as she was photographed alongside Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie. Click on the previews below to see pictures from both events in our photo gallery.
I have added almost 900 pictures from the public appearances Rebecca’s made throughout her career; pictures from movie premieres, both in Sweden and internationally; attending awards shows, including the Golden Globes in 2014 where she was nominated for her role in The White Queen; and lots of other events. Simply click on the previews below to check them all out in our photo gallery – now housing over 1,000 pictures! Big thanks to the Facebook group BeccaFergusonOnline for some of the older pictures.