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Steven Spielberg's new film starring Meryl Streep
and Tom Hanks hits US theaters on December 22 2017.
  July 25th, 2014       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Jonathan Demme talks about “Ricki and the Flash”, confirming the casting of Kevin Kline and Mamie Gummer and gives insight on what to expect of Meryl’s rock’n’roll character. Now, I’m in heightened pre-production on a feature film, Ricki and the Flash, which we’re going to start shooting on Oct. 1. It’s a great script by Diablo Cody, and Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Mamie Gummer are in the cast. It’s a rock ’n’ roll driven family drama/comedy. Meryl plays Ricki and she’s the rocker. Kevin is the ex—the abandoned husband who lost Ricki to rock ’n’ roll. In our story, they come back together again under grave family circumstances. There’s another part we’re looking to cast of the guitarist who really wants to be Meryl’s boyfriend. Meryl, who is as we know a terrific singer, is a rock ’n’ roller. She loves rock ’n’ roll, and is taking a very personally-crafted approach to Ricki. Ricki’s of a generation of people like Joan Jett and Chrissie Hynde, but I think this is going to be a very unique act. The complete interview can be read here.

  • paul

    What has happened to the Robert DeNiro film, “The Good House”? Sounded like Oscar material but has faded from Meryl’s line-up. When that has happened in the past, the project fades into death. “Ricky” could be Oscar material but premieres to early for serious consideration.

  • Sonja

    I do have high hopes for this. More than in any other project before tbh.
    I hope Meryl’s Ricky will be all Rock’n Roll in every vein.
    Great to see her reunion with Kevin Kline and her own daughter in a film again.

  • kathy poteet

    I would love to see this.

  • Rebecca

    I hope that this movie will be funny and has a lot of great music! Maybe it will be succesful like “Mamma Mia”….I really hope so.

  • Jane

    Oh boy, this is gonna be great! I’m so looking forward to it! And to Into the Woods, great projects coming up!