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In 2017, Meryl Streep's film career will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Prepare for many new specials and media.
  September 22nd, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Without any advance publicity or notice, The Weinstein Company quietly slipped the Chinese animated feature The Guardian Brothers onto Netflix last Friday. It was originally released on January 1, 2016, in China as Little Door Gods, marking the debut production of Beijing’s Light Chaser Animation. The ambitious production aimed to lift the quality of Chinese cg animation and push it closer to Western standards. Weinstein’s English version added a cast that includes Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Edward Norton, Mel Brooks, Dan Fogler, Mike Birbiglia, Bella Thorne, and Randall Park. Rooted in the traditions of Chinese folklore, Guardian Brothers follows two guardian spirits – Yu Lei (Norton) and Shen Tu (Fogler) – who venture out of spirit-world retirement to help a mother and daughter whose restaurant is being sabotaged by a competitor. The Weinstein Company released Guardian Brothers through its new kids’ label Mizchief. It also has another animated film, Leap!, currently in U.S. theaters through the label. Netflix has made the film available in a total of 20 countries, including Australia, Canada, Mexico, U.K., New Zealand, India, Philippines, and Russia. The above trailer also features interviews Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Edward Norton. Many thanks to Alvaro for the heads-up.

  September 10th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Yesterday, Meryl Streep has won her third career Emmy Award, which means she now has three Emmys to go along with her trio of Oscars. Streep prevailed at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys as Best Narrator for the Netflix documentary “Five Came Back,” though she was not in attendance to accept. Previously, she won Best Movie/Mini Actress for both “Angels in America” (2003) and “Holocaust” (1978). “Five Came Back” is Netflix’s acclaimed three-part series that streamed on March 31. Based on Mark Harris‘ book, the documentary profiles a quintet of Oscar-winning directors who put their Hollywood careers on hold in order to serve their country during World War II. Current directors honor each of the five men: Steven Spielberg for William Wyler, Guillermo del Toro for Frank Capra, Paul Greengrass for John Ford, Francis Ford Coppola for John Huston and Lawrence Kasdan for George Stevens. While Streep provides the narration for all three parts, the finale “The Price of Victory” was her official Emmy submission. That’s the entry that showcases the five directors returning home from war and how it forever affected their personal and professional lives. Streep did not attend the Creative Emmys, so no pictures to add. The full article can be read over at Goldderby. Many thanks to Frank and Glenn for the heads-up.

  September 9th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

I’m very happy to introduce a new feature to Simply Streep. My favorite part of the site has always been the career section. After all, it’s Meryl’s body of work we’re all celebrating and striving to learn more about. So ever since I was thinking about how to supply all essential information about a project and its making. A lot of effort is put not only into the film, but also into its promotion. So I’ve decided to give each project a press section, showcasing all related public appearances, talkshow visits, articles and award show appearances that came with the respective production. On each film page, you will find a link to the press section in the sub-menu. Let’s take Mamma Mia! as an example: The new sub-site gives you a great overlook on the international press tours for the film, starting in Greece and concluding in Tokyo. There are radio interviews to listen to, talkshow appearances to watch and articles from all countries in the world. The wealth of material depends on how a film was promoted around the world – not every press tour was as extensive as The Iron Lady for example, but there will be great discoveries, especially on her work in the 1980s and 1990s. So, head over to the career page, select a film and then simply click the press coverage to launch the new sites. I hope you enjoy browsing them as much as I do.

  August 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

And the final update to complete today’s addition of 170 new articles brings us remaining coverage of “The Iron Lady, lots of British and Spanish articles on “August: Osage County” and more recent articles on “Ricki and the Flash”, “Suffratette” and “Florence Foster Jenkins”. I hope you enjoy all the new articles – and let’s thank Alvaro once again for putting so much work and effort into collecting such a wide range of articles for us all to read and enjoy.


Related Media:
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – El Periodico (Spain, September 23, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Que Fem (Spain, September 23, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – La Vanguardia (Spain, September 16, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United Kingdom, May 06, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom, May 06, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Metro News (United Kingdom, May 04, 2016)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The New York Times (USA, October 30, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Tele Russia (Russia, September 07, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United Kingdom, September 04, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, September 04, 2015)

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  August 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

While this part features quite a few articles on “Julie & Julia”, no film with Meryl has garnered more attention by the press, especially the British press, than “The Iron Lady”. So below you’ll find a lot of interviews from US and European articles. Kudos to whoever came up with Iron Ma’am cover for the National Post, very funny.


Related Media:
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Independent (United Kingdom, January 06, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom, January 06, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, January 06, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Metropolis (Spain, January 06, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Evening Standard (United Kingdom, January 05, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Times (United Kingdom, January 05, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – El Periodico (Spain, January 03, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – El Pais (Spain, January 03, 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – La Gran Ilusion (Spain, January 2012)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Independent (United Kingdom, December 30, 2011)

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  August 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

This part features some amazing coverage on the releases of “Mamma Mia”, “Doubt” and “Julie & Julia”. The British press especially has had some great covers for the promotional run. Also, quite an impressive collection of Spanish newspaper articles throughout, featuring reviews and interviews with Meryl for various releases.


Related Media:
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Le Journal de Montreal (Canada, April 11, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Derbyshire Times (United Kingdom, March 19, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Top Magazine (Spain, February 11, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Daily Variety (USA, February 09, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Metro News (United Kingdom, February 06, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Spits Magazine (Netherlands, February 05, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – OK (Mexico, February 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Metropolis (Spain, January 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – La Razon (Spain, January 30, 2009)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Publico (Spain, January 30, 2009)

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  August 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Part two rushes through the 1990s with articles covering “The River Wild” and “The Bridges of Madison County”, the “comeback” years of the early 2000s with “Adaptation” and “The Hours” and the superstar years, staring with “The Devil Wears Prada”. Once again, some great new cover stories, especially for 1990’s “Postcards from the Edge” and for the late 1990s promotion of “One True Thing.”


Related Media:
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Canberra Times (Australia, September 23, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Top Magazine (Mexico, August 27, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Toronto Sun (Canada, June 30, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Globe and Mail (Canada, June 30, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Observer (United Kingdom, June 25, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Canberra Times (Australia, May 14, 2005)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Independent on Sunday (United Kingdom, May 05, 2005)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Sunday Times Culture (United Kingdom, October 31, 2004)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – AD Magazine (Netherlands, August 21, 2004)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Herald Standard (USA, June 20, 2004)

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  August 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

If you thought last week’s magazines update was massive, brace yourself. My friend Alvaro has made good use of the latest technology to digitalize stacks and stacks of old magazines and newspaper articles to share on Simply Streep. So today’s update is split into five posts because there are a whopping 170 articles added with over 450 pages. Many many thanks for this wonderful contribution. Let’s start with early articles beginning in 1979 and covering Meryl’s rise to stardom with “Kramer vs. Kramer” through the 1980s and articles on “Out of Africa” and “A Cry in the Dark”. Lots of great covers, especially from Canada. The 1979 Cosmopolitan article features a stunning full page photo, as you can see below. A full list of new galleries can be found below the previews.


Related Media:
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Radio TV 8 (France, June 04, 1989)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman’s Weekly (New Zealand, May 08, 1989)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Movie 88 (Australia, Number 4)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – You Magazine (UK, November 1988)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Semana (Spain, October 21, 1987)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman’s Weekly (New Zealand, March 02, 1987)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Weekend (United Kingdom, January 1987)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Life Magazine (USA, October 1986)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Russian Magazine (Russia, October 28, 1986)

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  August 26th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

According to Deadline, Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers movie finally has a title. Fox said today that the pic about the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971 will be called The Post. It officially was known as Untitled Steven Spielberg after earlier being titled The Papers. Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star as Post editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham alongside Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Pat Healy, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods and others. Liz Hannah and Josh Singer wrote the script. The film is keeping its Oscar-friendly December 22 limited-release date and is set to go wide January 12.

  August 22nd, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Universal Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s original cast returning and new additions including Lily James, the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, producers of the original film. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the worldwide smash-hit stage musical. Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers. Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry. As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies and Jessica Keenan Wynn. Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine, while Young Bill is Josh Dylan and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner.

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