We’re big fans of Danielle Macdonald over here, ever since her breakout performance rappin’ her heart out in Patti Cake$. In subsequent performances in Dumplin‘, Bird Box, and French Exit, she’s proven how multi-talented she truly is, but lead roles truly belonging to her have been few and far between. That changes with the feel-good romantic comedy Falling for Figaro, in which she plays a woman pursuing her operatic dreams.
Macdonald stars alongside Joanna Lumley, Fleabag‘s Hugh Skinner, Gary Lewis, Shazad Latif, and Rebecca Benson in the comedy about a hedge fund manager with aspirations of becoming a renowned opera singer. So she quits her job and devotes a year to making it happen, venturing to the Scottish Highlands to convince a legendary diva for help. What she finds there is more than just a shot at achieving her dream, but a chance at true love with her rival, Max.
The film is written and directed by Ben Lewin, perhaps best known for 2012’s The Sessions. He also directed recently The Catcher was a Spy and Please Stand By.
Falling for Figaro opens on October 1st in theaters and VOD.
Millie (Macdonald) is a brilliant young fund manager, who leaves her unfulfilling job and long-term boyfriend to chase her lifelong dream of becoming an opera singer…in the Scottish Highlands! She begins intense vocal training lessons with renowned but fearsome singing teacher and former opera diva Meghan Geoffrey-Bishop (Lumley). It is there she meets Max, another of Meghan’s students who is also training for the upcoming “Singer of Renown” contest. What begins as a brutal competition between Millie and Max slowly turns into something more…