Sep 16
2005

Meryl’s upcoming comedy “Prime” will be the opening film of the 2005 San Diego Film Festival on September 21, 2005 at 07.00 PM | Pacific Gaslamp 15 Theater. More information can be found on the festival’s official website.

Sep 02
2005

Those who weren’t able to see “Theater of the New Ear” (yet), can listen to the show on SIRIUS Satellite Radio. There are several airdates, all listed on their Official Website, also with the offer of a free trial, which allows you to listen to the show.

Aug 26
2005

Festival officials announced a partial list of this year’s lineup, headlined by three Hollywood features: the US premiere of “Prime”, starring Meryl Streep, “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”, starring Robert Downey Jr. and “North Country”, featuring Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand. The festival will run Sept. 9-13, with screenings at Loews Theatres Boston Common. More information and screening dates at the Official Website.

Aug 08
2005

Yet another movie rumor. According to Variety, Paramount Pictures has set “Nip/Tuck” creator and exec producer Ryan Murphy to write and direct an adaptation of John Jeter’s play Dirty Tricks, with Meryl Streep starring as Martha Mitchell, the whistle-blowing wife of Nixon chief of staff John Mitchell. Murphy, who will produce with Plan B’s Dede Gardner and Brad Pitt, has put together a strong cast with Annette Bening, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jill Clayburgh. Read the full article in the Forum or at Variety.com.

Jul 21
2005

John A. Davis, writer and director on Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, will bring John Nickle’s kids’ book The Ant Bully to the big screen as a CG-animated film, it was announced today. The story is about a boy who floods an ant colony with his water gun, then is magically shrunk to insect size and sentenced to hard labor for his crime. Nicolas Cage, Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti, Lily Tomlin, Cheri Oteri, Alan Cumming, Regina King, Ricardo Montalban, and Zach Tyler Eisen will lend their voices to the project. Warner Bros. will distribute with a planned release date of August 4, 2006. The film will also be distributed on IMAX screens..

Jul 21
2005

Meryl will again participate in Charlie Kaufman’s “Theatre of the New Ear”, this time at UCLA Live’s Royce Hall, Sept. 14-16. Her original co-stars, Hope Davis and Peter Dinklage are also on board. You can visit UCLALive.org for more information. Full article can be read at Playbill Online.

Jul 12
2005

It’s now confirmed that Meryl is shooting Robert Altman’s “A Prairie Home Companion”. Also on board is an all-star cast featuring Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Kline, Tommy Lee Jones, Virginia Madsen and Lindsay Lohan.

May 06
2005

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Meryl Streep has signed on to star in the upcoming fashionista comedy The Devil Wears Prada. The movie is based on Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling novel about a young woman who goes to New York to work for an all-powerful magazine editor named Miranda Priestly (Streep). Weisberger did a stint as an assistant to Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

Apr 21
2005

According to Playbill News, Meryl will be seen in yet another stage production: During a press conference announcing the Public Theater 2005-06 season, new artistic director Oskar Eustis revealed that film star Meryl Streep will headline a new production of Brecht’s classic Mother Courage, to be staged in Central Park in summer 2006. Read the full article at Playbill News

Apr 03
2005

According to ContactMusic.com, Oscar-winner Marcia Gay Harden and John Goodman have joined the star-studded cast of “Theater of the New Ear” (which will be also taped for later broadcast on satellite radio) – in New York City on 28-30 April (05). They will join the previous announced actors in a reading of “Sawbones” by filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen and “Hope leaves the Theater”, by Charlie Kaufman. Both Harden and Goodman starred with Meryl in “The Seagull”.