May 01
2007

Meryl has received a nomination for the MTV Movie Award as Best Villain for “The Devil Wears Prada”, sharing her category with Bill Nighy (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest), Jack Nicholson (The Departed), Rodrigo Santoro (300) and Tobin Bell (Saw III). “Prada”‘s Emily Blunt has also received two nominations as Best Comedic Performance and Best Breakthrough Role. The winners will be voted by the fans, so you can visit their website here to have your vote casted. The MTV Movie Awards will be handed out on June 03, 2007.

Apr 28
2007

Yet another stage award nomination for Meryl’s performance in “Mother Courage”. This time she has received as Outstanding Actress in a Play Nomination for the Drama Desk Award. A list with all nominees can be found at their official website. Thanks to Frank for the heads-up.

Apr 26
2007

Meryl Streep’s performance in “Mother Courage” has earned her a nomination for the Drama League’s Performance Award. The award will be handed out on May 11, 2007. A list with all nominees can be found here.

Apr 26
2007

Article courtesy The Times Online: Two Hollywood productions face being shelved indefinitely because their stories so grimly echo last week’s massacre on a university campus. Distributors are refusing to touch the films Dark Matter, starring Meryl Streep, which is about an alienated Asian student who shoots fellow students and professors, or The Killer Within, about an American student who goes on a similar rampage. They are wary of taking on films which bear striking parallels to the case of Cho Seung Hui, the Asian student who this month killed 32 students and professors at the Virginia Tech campus before turning his gun on himself in the worst single gun massacre in modern American history. One British distributor, who declined to be named, said: “These films are too close to the knuckle.” Dark Matter, in which Streep plays a university patron who tries to befriend the troubled student, took its inspiration from a 1991 tragedy in which a Chinese physics student opened fire in two buildings on the University of Iowa campus. He killed 6 people including a student and professors. Read the full article here.

Apr 22
2007

According to Variety, Oscar-winners Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman will star in “Doubt,” the screen adaptation of the John Patrick Shanley play for Miramax Films that begins production in New York on Dec. 1. Shanley wrote the script and will direct. Scott Rudin is producing. Deals are being negotiated with both thesps. “Doubt” takes place in a Bronx Catholic School in 1964, where the principal (Streep), a nun who’s a strict disciplinarian, makes pedophile accusations against a popular priest (Hoffman). Still to be cast is a young nun caught between them. “Doubt” won both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, and is on tour.

Apr 19
2007

According to Variety, Meryl Streep and her new sidekick, Christine Baranski, are in London to pre-record their musical numbers for the coming movie of “Mamma Mia!” They’ll be singing along with Britain’s Julie Walters, Colin Firth and Pierce Brosnan. Streep and Baranski will then come back to the U.S. for a month off. “Actually,” Christine says, “I’ll be killing myself with dance classes.” Then back to London for 10 weeks of filming and on to another five weeks on some exotic Greek island.

Mar 07
2007

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pierce Brosnan is in final negotiations to join Meryl Streep in the movie version of the popular ABBA musical “Mamma Mia!” The story revolves around a bride-to-be (Amanda Seyfried) and her formerly rebellious mom (Streep) who raised her on a Greek island and never disclosed the identity of her father. The bride locates three men who might be her father and invites them to her wedding. Brosnan will play the main father figure. Phyllida Lloyd is directing the Universal project; ABBA members and songwriters Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus will serve as executive producers, as will Tom Hanks.

Feb 23
2007

According to the New York Post columnist Cindy Adams, Meryl Streep has been cast as the stern Sister Aloysius in the upcoming big screen adaptation of John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Doubt”. With a screenplay and direction by Shanley (who won an Oscar for his Moonstruck screenplay), the film will be produced by Scott Rudin for Miramax. Shooting will likely begin in fall of 2007. Streep will play the role originated by Cherry Jones, who currently stars in Doubt’s national tour. Full article can be read here. Many thanks to Frank and Katie for the heads-up.

Feb 23
2007

At least this is a first official release date by the films’ distributor United Artists according to article: United Artists and MGM have announced that Robert Redford’s “Lions for Lambs” will be released in North America on Friday, November 9, 2007, with the remainder of the world to roll out in subsequent months. Principal photography on the first production from the new UA, began on January 29th with Robert Redford directing and starring alongside Meryl Streep, Tom Cruise, Derek Luke, Michael Pena, Andrew Garfield and Peter Berg. Matthew Michael Carnahan wrote the original screenplay. Also, according to the IMDb, Meryl’s character will be named Ursula Leachman.

Feb 05
2007

Meryl Streep can add a few other awards to her shelf as she was awarded Actress of the Year by the London Film Critics – her award was picked up on her behalf by “Angels in America” co-star Emma Thompson – and as Best Actress by the North Texas Film Association, both for “The Devil Wears Prada”. The BAFTA Awards, for which Meryl is nominated as well, will be handed out this Sunday. Many thanks to Frank for the heads-up.