The Hollywood Reporter is breaking the news that Rick Springfield has apparently officially joined the cast of Meryl's upcoming film Ricki and the Flash. I had posted a couple weeks ago speculating on the possibility of his participation, and it looks like it's now a go.
Springfield will play one of Meryl's bandmates who happens to have a crush on her. Written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jonathan Demme, the film is expected to begin shooting in October. Streep in the meantime is diligently building her guitar-playing skills. Ricki hits theaters next June.