Actor Meryl Streep rocks steady in new ‘Ricki and the Flash’ images released by SONY Pictures. The three-time Academy Award Winner plays a musician who abandoned her family to seek rock-and-roll stardom but is now returning home to make things right with her family. Streep plays opposite her real daughter Mamie Gummer, who plays her fictional daughter in the film. The cast also includes Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband and Rick Springfield, who plays a Flash band member in love with Ricki. The film opens August 7, 2015. Read on.
Meryl Streep in ‘Suffragette’
In this too brief teaser of the upcoming movie ‘Suffragette’ we hear Meryl Streep as the voice of strategic reason playing Emmeline Pankhurst, the Susan B. Anthony of Britain, who founded the Women’s Social and Political Union and was devoted to ‘deeds, not words’ in her determined effort to get the vote for British women. Read on.
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Meryl Streep’s Margaret Thatcher
In Cannes Harvey Weinstein has acquired ‘The Iron Lady’, Meryl Streep’s film about Margaret Thatcher.
The movie, from director Phyllida Lloyd, Streep’s collaborator on “Mamma Mia,” is still not finished, but Weinstein has seen some assembled footage and says he was “blown away by the performance.”
Weinstein backed ‘The King’s Speech’, winner of four Oscars.via LATimes May 16, 2011
Meryl As Maggie
The Daily Mail reports that Meryl Streep is set to play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in a controversial, ‘left-wing’ portrayal of Mrs. Thatcher is suffering now from dementia and full of angst about decisions of her political career. If she’s suffering from dementia, we believe these self-reflections count for nothing, but the movie, tentatively called ‘The Iron Lady’ is certain to ruffle a lot of feathers. Read on at Daily Mail. 8/10/10
Meryl Streep Wins Big at the Box Office
While we’re all swooning over movies featuring Angelina Jolie, Reese Witherspoon and Kate Winslet, 60-year-old Meryl Streep is the most potent A-list actress at the box office. Over the last three years, her films have earned $1.1 billion worldwide.
At a time when movies are fizzling, Streep delivers brilliantly. Her summer hit “Julia & Julia” passes what London Guardian calls “a rare Bechdel Test”. Ingredients include: 1) it has two women in it, (2) who talk to each other, (3) about something besides a man.
Not only does Streep do “women’s stories”, but she does them with character development. Perhaps there’s actually gold in “them thar hills”. Sept. 21, 2009 Read on:
And the box office winner is Meryl Streep! Reading Eagle
Julia & Julia is a rare Bechdel Test pass Guardian UK