Movie and music fans will get to rock on with Meryl Streep when “Ricki and the Flash” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD November 24 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Streep takes on a whole new gig as a hard-rocking singer and guitarist for Oscar® winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award® winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in this original film loaded with live musical performances. Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock n roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield as the Flash band member in love with Ricki; and Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Rickis ex-husband.
A couple of new career photography has been added to the photo gallery, including films, television and theatre. Among the new additions are stills from an early Yale production of “The Real Inspector Hound”, the 1996 Vassar College reading of “Honour”, on-set pictures from “Angels in America” and some wonderful “The River Wild” stills. Flip through the photo gallery for all latest additions or click any of the previews below.
A fourth theatrical trailer – this time featuring quotes from the critical praise, a television spot and the official b-roll for “Suffragette” have been released. You can watch all three clips in the video archive. A new production still of Meryl as Emmeline Pankhurst has been added to the photo gallery as well.
On October 9 at 10.35 pm., Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan will join Nicole Kidman on Graham Norton’s couch to promote the theatrical release of “Suffragette”. For more information and tickets, visit the BBC’s official website. This will be Meryl’s second visit to the Graham Norton Show after appearing earlier this year to promote “Into the Woods”. “Suffragette” will also be opening the Savannah Film Festival, which kicks off Saturday, October 24. Many thanks to Glenn and Frank for the heads-up.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount has nabbed Stephen Frear’s Florence Foster Jenkins starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant. The project was shopped to buyers at TIFF. The film is a Pathe and BBC Films presentation with the participation of Canal Plus and Cine Plus of a Qwerty Films Production. Paramount will distribute the film in the U.S., and Pathe will release the film in the U.K. and France. The film is the true story Foster Jenkins (Streep), a New York heiress and socialite who pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her “husband” and manager, St. Clair Bayfield (Grant), an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St. Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.
A big batch of additional scans for the international Ricki and the Flash promotion have been added to the photo gallery. These recent scans come from the United Kingdom, Czech Republic, France and Italy and have been contributed by Alvaro, Tereza, Marcela and Luciana. My most sincere thanks to all of you for providing such an extensive press coverage on Ricki and the Flash. Enjoy the new scans.
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – News on Cinema (Italy, August 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Grazia (France, August 28, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Elle (France, August 28, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Vanity Fair (France, September 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Ciak (Italy, September 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Time Out (United Kingdom, September 01, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – F Magazine (Italy, September 02, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – TV Mini (Czech Republic, September 05, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – TV Max (Czech Republic, September 07, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Tyden Magazine (Czech Republic, September 07, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Grazia (United Kingdom, September 07, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Hello (United Kingdom, September 07, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – OK (United Kingsom, September 08, 2015)
Photo Gallery – Magazine Scans – 2015 – Marie France (France, October 2015)
Meryl’s still at the Telluride Film Festival after Friday’s first showing of “Suffragette”. On Saturday, a second screening for the film took place, which was attended by Streep, director Sarah Gavron, writer Abi Morgan, and producers Alison Owen and Faye Ward. Also that day, Gavron and Streep joined director Tom McCarthy, actress Rachel McAdams, actor Geza Rohrig and director Laszlo Nemes for a seminar at Elks Park. Pictures from both events have been added to the photo gallery, with additional information after the cut.
Edit: Pictures from Telluride’s “Suffragette” premiere have been added to the photo gallery. According to IndieWire, Meryl Streep has attended the first showing of Fox Searchlight’s “Suffragette,” in which Streep delivers a brief but potent cameo as wealthy Emmeline Pankhurst, who led scores of turn-of-the-century British women to fight for the right to vote. “We have been ridiculed and ignored,” Pankhurst cries. “Deeds and sacrifice must be the order of the day.” Carey Mulligan carries this movie as ably as she did “Far from the Madding Crowd.” She plays Maud, a 24-year-old workhorse laundry drudge who is drawn into the suffragette cause by a co-worker (the excellent Anne-Marie Duff) and local pharmacist (Helena Bonham Carter). The harshness of Maud’s daily work life (her shoulder is scarred from past burns), where the factory boss hits on the younger women, contrasts with her cozy life at home with her husband (Ben Whishaw) and young son. But as Mrs. Pankhurst and her well-to-do colleagues urge working women to join the cause as foot soldiers willing to make sacrifices, these women are beaten and harassed by police and husbands alike. Maud’s husband can’t take the neighborhood heat when his wife keeps clocking jail time. (1000 women were imprisoned during the long fight for women’s suffrage.) You can read the complete article here.