Magazine article Screen International

Union to Handle VFX on ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

Magazine article Screen International

Union to Handle VFX on ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

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Union has been named VFX vendor on Stephen Frears' Florence Foster Jenkins, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant.

The film is the true story of the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. But while the voice she heard in her head was beautiful, to everyone else it was awful.

London-based visual effects facility Union previously worked with Frears on Philomena and upcoming Lance Armstrong biopic The Programme.

Tim Caplan, Union co-owner and lead visual-effects executive producer, said the company would "help create pre-war New York" on the film, which is being shot in the UK.

Union is also recreating 1930s New York for Michael Grandage's Genius, the upcoming biopic of literary editor Max Perkins, starring Jude Law as Thomas Wolfe and Colin Firth as Perkins.

In addition, Union is working on another Colin Firth film - James Marsh's Untitled Donald Crowhurst Project. …

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