Meryl Streep Set to Star in Ricki and the Flash

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Meryl Streep (Photo Credit: Brigitte Lacombe)
Meryl Streep is confirmed to star in the title role of Ricki in Ricki and the Flash for TriStar Productions. Ricki and the Flash was written by Diablo Cody (Juno) and will be directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs). Marc Platt and Mason Novick are on board as producers.
Streep will be showing off her singing skills in the lead role, playing a “rock n’ roll-loving woman who chased her tattered dream at the price of her family, but gets a last chance to, perhaps, make things right.” No stranger to movie musicals having starred in Mamma Mia and the upcoming Into the Woods, Streep will be rocking out as a “guitar-wielding, hard rockin’ mamma by night and grocery store checkout lady by day.”
Streep will be practicing the guitar this summer in preparation for a fall shoot.
Announcing Streep’s casting, TriStar Productions Chairman Tom Rothman said, “We feel lucky as hell to have been selected by such outstanding filmmakers to be the dive bar for Ricki and her band. We aspire to be the best roadies ever. I have been fortunate enough to have personally worked with each of the Fab Four talents involved here before and know well how supremely gifted they are. This is a great day in the life of our company.”

“Mason and I are thrilled. Diablo and Meryl are two of the women I admire most and we are lucky to be collaborating with them,” said producer Marc Platt. “Jonathan and I first worked together on Philadelphia at TriStar, so the homecoming to the studio is particularly sweet. I know Jonathan will do a masterful job on the film and that we will all be in good hands with Tom Rothman and his team.”
Source: Sony Pictures Entertainment
-By Rebecca Murray

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