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Steven Spielberg's new film starring Meryl Streep
and Tom Hanks hits US theaters on December 22 2017.
  March 26th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

According to The Wrap, there’s a new project on the horizon, written by Diablo Cody and to be directed by Jonathan Demme. Hollywood is salivating over a red-hot package making the rounds that has Jonathan Demme attached to direct a Diablo Cody script, with none other than Meryl Streep attached to star, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap. In “Ricky and the Flash,” Streep would play a woman who abandoned her family when she was younger to find fame and fortune as a rock star. Decades later, she decides to be a mother again to her estranged children, one of whom is going through a rough divorce. Marc Platt, who worked with Demme on “Rachel Getting Married,” will produce, while Cody’s manager, Mason Novick, is also expected to be involved in a producing capacity. Novick produced the Cody-scripted films “Juno” and “Young Adult,” as well as Marc Webb’s directorial debut “(500) Days of Summer.” The prestige package is being shopped to studios and high-level production companies with access to financing. Universal and Fox 2000 are among the studios that have expressed interest in the project, according to one insider. Many thanks to Frank for the heads-up.

  • Jeff

    Apparently this is definitely happening!

    “This isn’t some development deal. Rothman has committed to make the picture and Streep is already preparing.”

  • Sonja

    It’s not hard to imagine Meryl as a rock star at all since she already rocks our world every single day. ;)

    I can’t wait for the first set pictures, obviously.

  • Jane

    This sounds great! It’s hard to imagine Meryl as a rock star but apart from that it’s an interesting story with great people involved. I think Meryl once said that she admires Jonathan Demme. The writer is really gifted too, I loved Juno!
    I’m excited, this could be awesome!