Several sources are reporting that Meryl has signed on to star in Ricki and the Flash, a dramedy written by Diablo Cody which is to be directed by Jonathan Demme. What an impressive trio! The story centers on "a woman who abandoned her family when she was young to become a rock star and decades later returns home when her daughter is going through a difficult divorce."
Streep is showing absolutely no sign of slowing down. Three months after the release of her Oscar-nominated performance in August: Osage County, she already has possibly four films set for release in 2014. And let's not forget that last summer it was announced that she would be starring in The Good House alongside Robert De Niro. I really hope Good House still happens. I can't imagine why it wouldn't, other than not being able to find someone who wants to direct it, as funding is already in place. Then there's the NRA takedown project, The Senator's Wife, which Harvey Weinstein announced he wanted to make with Meryl. The latter pair of films are both likely lead roles. With Into the Woods being the only arguable "lead" this year, I love that she's still finding roles where she'll be onscreen a bunch.
Not surprisingly, I'm very excited to see if and how this pans out. It's possible that filming could begin later this year, which suggests a 2015 release.