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Steven Spielberg's new film starring Meryl Streep
and Tom Hanks hits US theaters on December 22 2017.
  August 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Part two rushes through the 1990s with articles covering “The River Wild” and “The Bridges of Madison County”, the “comeback” years of the early 2000s with “Adaptation” and “The Hours” and the superstar years, staring with “The Devil Wears Prada”. Once again, some great new cover stories, especially for 1990’s “Postcards from the Edge” and for the late 1990s promotion of “One True Thing.”


Related Media:
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Canberra Times (Australia, September 23, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Top Magazine (Mexico, August 27, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Toronto Sun (Canada, June 30, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Globe and Mail (Canada, June 30, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Observer (United Kingdom, June 25, 2006)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Canberra Times (Australia, May 14, 2005)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Independent on Sunday (United Kingdom, May 05, 2005)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Sunday Times Culture (United Kingdom, October 31, 2004)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – AD Magazine (Netherlands, August 21, 2004)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – The Herald Standard (USA, June 20, 2004)

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  August 27th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

If you thought last week’s magazines update was massive, brace yourself. My friend Alvaro has made good use of the latest technology to digitalize stacks and stacks of old magazines and newspaper articles to share on Simply Streep. So today’s update is split into five posts because there are a whopping 170 articles added with over 450 pages. Many many thanks for this wonderful contribution. Let’s start with early articles beginning in 1979 and covering Meryl’s rise to stardom with “Kramer vs. Kramer” through the 1980s and articles on “Out of Africa” and “A Cry in the Dark”. Lots of great covers, especially from Canada. The 1979 Cosmopolitan article features a stunning full page photo, as you can see below. A full list of new galleries can be found below the previews.


Related Media:
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Radio TV 8 (France, June 04, 1989)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman’s Weekly (New Zealand, May 08, 1989)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Movie 88 (Australia, Number 4)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – You Magazine (UK, November 1988)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Semana (Spain, October 21, 1987)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Woman’s Weekly (New Zealand, March 02, 1987)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Weekend (United Kingdom, January 1987)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Life Magazine (USA, October 1986)
Photo Gallery – Articles & Scans – Russian Magazine (Russia, October 28, 1986)

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  August 26th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

According to Deadline, Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers movie finally has a title. Fox said today that the pic about the Washington Post’s role in exposing the Pentagon Papers in 1971 will be called The Post. It officially was known as Untitled Steven Spielberg after earlier being titled The Papers. Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep star as Post editor Ben Bradlee and publisher Kay Graham alongside Alison Brie, Carrie Coon, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Pat Healy, Tracy Letts, Bob Odenkirk, Sarah Paulson, Jesse Plemons, Matthew Rhys, Michael Stuhlbarg, Bradley Whitford, Zach Woods and others. Liz Hannah and Josh Singer wrote the script. The film is keeping its Oscar-friendly December 22 limited-release date and is set to go wide January 12.

  August 22nd, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Universal Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. With the film’s original cast returning and new additions including Lily James, the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, producers of the original film. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the worldwide smash-hit stage musical. Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers. Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Phyllida Lloyd, Richard Curtis and Nicky Kentish Barnes also serve as executive producers. Reprising their roles from Mamma Mia! The Movie are Meryl Streep as Donna, Julie Walters as Rosie and Christine Baranski as Tanya. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper reunite as Sophie and Sky, while Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgård and Colin Firth return to play Sophie’s three possible dads: Sam, Bill and Harry. As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present, James will play the role of Young Donna. Filling the roles of Young Rosie and Young Tanya are Alexa Davies and Jessica Keenan Wynn. Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine, while Young Bill is Josh Dylan and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner.

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  August 18th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Variety has posted an article on the December releases of films by Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott and and Clint Eastwood in time for Academy Awards consideration: It wouldn’t be awards season without a little bit of drama around last-minute contenders sprinting to the finish line. This year, there are three major prestige projects based on true events from powerhouse directors that could really shake up the race. Steven Spielberg’s “The Papers” — about the Washington Post, the Pentagon Papers, and a watershed moment in the history of press freedom — wasn’t even a go until a week after “Moonlight” won the best picture Oscar earlier this year. The Fox production shot throughout the summer and wrapped in July, aiming for a Dec. 22 limited release. It’s packed with an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep (as Post publisher Katharine Graham), Tom Hanks (as editor Ben Bradlee, a role that won Jason Robards an Oscar in 1977 for “All the President’s Men”), and Carrie Coon (as Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Meg Greenfield), among many others. Meanwhile, Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World” — about the 1973 kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III — was still casting a week after Spielberg signed on to direct his film. It wasn’t on the 2017 radar at all until last month when Sony planted a flag for a Dec. 8, hoping to finally net Scott his first Oscar. The project just wrapped production and is, along with “The Papers,” in the editing room now. The complete article can be read here.

  August 16th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

It has been some time since the last scans update, so a lot of rare magazine finds have piled up over the last couple of months? With many thanks to my friend Alvaro, a great batch of additional magazines scans have been added to the photo gallery, ranging from the very early 1980s promoting “Kramer vs. Kramer” to the most recent with Entertainment Weekly’s first article on the upcoming “The Nix”. Everything in between includes some great cover stories from Canada, Australia and Brasil. For a complete list of added scans, have a look at the list below the previews. Enjoy reading.



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  August 5th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

12 projects have been selected to participate in The Writers Lab, produced by New York Women in Film and Television and IRIS, an organization that promotes female voices in fictional film. Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey fund the program, entering its third year, which bills itself as the only lab in the world devoted to providing script development for women writers over the age of 40. It is produced in collaboration with the Writers Guild of America, East. Mentors who have been confirmed for the lab, slated to run Sept. 14-17, include producers Susan Cartsonis (What Women Want and Where the Heart Is), Lisa Cortes (Precious, Shadowboxer) and Caroline Kaplan (Time Out of Mind, Letters to Juliet); writer Amy Fox (Equity); and Disney/Pixar consultant Pat Verducci. Producer Alexis Alexanian (Pieces of April) will head up the roster of special guests. The Writers Lab will take place in the Connecticut River Valley, where the mentors and writers will meet for panel discussions as well as one-on-one discussions to develop and refine their scripts. The full article and a list of the selected projects can be found over at The Hollywood Reporter. Many thanks to Glenn for the heads-up.

  July 30th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Over the past few weeks, I have randomly posted new pictures to the photo gallery, whenever something came my way. There’s a little bit of everything, from some unseen old appearances pictures, to additional film stills and some wonderful editorial photography from the 1980s and 1990s. For a complete overview, have a look at the list below. If you’d like to be the first to know about new picture additions, bookmark the last updated albums in the photo gallery, or have a look at Simply Streep’s Twitter account, where new finds are regularly posted as well. Enjoy the new additions.



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  July 14th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Imagine Meryl Streep receives an Emmy nomination and you miss the news. Well, that has just happened y’all :-) Many thanks to Frank for pointing out that on Thursday, Meryl received her career’s fourth Emmy nomination (after acting nods for “Holocaust”, “First Do No Harm” and “Angels in America”) in the category of Outstanding Narration for the Netflix series “Five Came Back”. She shares the category with a bunch of co-stars – Liev Schreiber has received two nominations for narrating “Muhammad Ali: Only One” and “UConn: The March to Madness”. Sam Neill is nominated for “Wild New Zealand” and Ewan McGregor for “Wild Scotland”. Rounding out the category is Laurence Fishburne for narrating National Geographic’s “Year Million”. “Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War,” tells the extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the interwoven experiences of five filmmakers who interrupted their successful careers to serve their country, risk their lives and bring the truth back to the American people: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. Now, since Outstanding Narration will not be the pivotal award of the night (and I’m sure they’re given out during the Creative Emmy Awards), let’s not expect a big Emmy night for Meryl – at least now we know that this category even existed.

  July 13th, 2017       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

According to Variety, Lily James has joined the cast of Universal’s “Mamma Mia” sequel, titled “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again.” Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, and Amanda Seyfried are returning with Ol Parker writing and directing. James will play “Young Donna.” The film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present. Littlestar’s Judy Craymer and Playtone’s Gary Goetzman, who produced the original, will re-team for the sequel. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the stage musical. Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus are aboard again to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers. Universal’s Senior VP of production Kristen Lowe and Creative Executive Lexi Barta will oversee production for the studio. James had been weighing a handful of big studio tentpoles over the past couple weeks following the success of crime caper “Baby Driver.” The rising talent broke on to the scene in the acclaimed series “Downton Abbey,” and followed that up with her role as the lead in Disney’s “Cinderella.” She is also in the Winston Churchill biopic “Darkest Hour,” scheduled for release this fall. “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again” will open on July 20, 2018. Many thanks to Glenn for the heads-up.

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