Happy New Year! Another great year for Word on the Streep. I would like to thank any and all readers/commenters for your viewership. It makes maintaining this blog worth it when I know my posts are actually read on occasion. I truly appreciate all your insights and enthusiasm!
This should be a pretty busy year for Ms Meryl. Into the Woods is currently slaying at the box office. The Golden Globe Awards are next weekend, Oscar nominations come out four days later, then SAGs at the end of January. I'm still hoping beyond hope that by some miracle Master Class still gets made, as it was set to begin filming this month. Florence Foster Jenkins is scheduled for filming in May (still think it's a possibility for a 2015 release).
Over the past week, several sources have been now listing an updated release date for Ricki and the Flash,which has apparently been pushed back from June 26 to August 7. The August date is similar to both Julie & Julia and Hope Springs. Considering Wikipedia, Box Office Mojo and an article in The Atlantic now list the new date, I've gone ahead and changed it on the countdown.
You can see I've also added a countdown for Suffragette, as there's finally a believable release date for the film of September 11 in the U.K. No word yet on its U.S. date, but as it's a British film, I don't imagine it will be before the 11th.
Finally, with the recent news from FilmNation, we may see Meryl re-teaming with Bob De Niro in the fall to film The Good House. It's likely Meryl will take some time off after this year, but hopefully it's not more than a year between projects. I prefer when she has at least one picture released every calendar year.
Cheers to Meryl, the new year and to all contributors on this site!