Saturday, May 14, 2016

Streep attends "Under the Gun" premiere in New York

I usually don't post about Meryl attending premieres for movies she's not actually in, but this most recent one warranted attention.  Katie Couric has produced and narrated the documentary Under the Gun, examining the current state of gun violence in the U.S. from the perspective of families who lost loved ones in mass shootings.

Aside from the topic being an important one, it made me wonder about whatever happened to the possibility of Meryl starring in an anti-NRA film produced by Harvey Weinstein and titled The Senator's Wife.  The film dropped off Meryl's IMDbpro page several months ago, and the title never went beyond the "pitch" stage.  I have suggested in previous posts that Jessica Chastain's Miss Sloane being greenlit likely put an end to any possibility of Streep's film, considering the storylines sound extremely similar.   Sloane evidently wrapped last month, but it doesn't look like it will be released until next year at the earliest.

Regardless of the possibilities of any film, it's not surprising to see Meryl lending support alongside Katie Couric at the New York premiere of Under the Gun last night.  I'm looking forward to watching the documentary.  It still would've been nice to see Streep star in a lead role in another 'social commentary' film, but I imagine there will be other chances.


  1. I was thrilled to read that Meryl almost made a film with Almodovar! Please let it happen the next time:) I can imagine her rounding off her career in Europe and stage. BLISS!

    1. I read that Almodovar article too! Ugh sounds like it would've been a great project. It's still possible that he'll make his English debut and include Meryl. Yeah, what if Meryl has like a five year period where she only does art-housy stuff with auter directors in Europe? That would be a fun period to start begin her 70s.

  2. Sometimes I watch European movies (French, Italian, Greece, etc) and I think to myself - wouldn't Meryl have been wonderful in some of these roles? I agree with you Jeff. If she were to bookend her career with art-house films by European auteurs, that would be another chapter unparalleled.