Sunday, October 29, 2017

Results of poll #5

We had the highest number of votes for a poll thus far with the latest question, "with which director would you most like to see Meryl work?" I provided a list of ten names, and over sixty people chimed in with their choice. I happened to vote for Todd Haynes, who also just happened to be the overwhelming top vote-getter, with 35% of those voting selecting him. Martin Scorsese and Paul Thomas Anderson were distant second and third place finishers, respectively. Someone mentioned in one of the comments that they'd like to see her work with Xavier Dolan, and I can't believe I didn't include him in the list because I've blogged before about the fact that he wanted to work with Meryl and had even written a script for her in the past.

Haynes most recently directed this year's Wonderstruck, starring Julianne Moore, but has nothing listed on IMDb Pro as a definitive next film. The two "in development" projects listed under his name include biopics of singers Peggy Lee and Lou Reed. Reese Witherspoon was attached for the Lee project, with Haynes coming on board in 2014, but nothing has come of it yet. Even if both of those two projects are the next films he directs, there's still plenty of time for him and Meryl to eventually team up for something juicy. When and if that ever happens, I'm confident it would be something very special. Maybe a biopic of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer with Jessica Lange?


  1. Streep & Lange together would be delicious.

  2. Toddy Haynes has always been one of my top choices for Meryl to work with. Look at what she did with Moore and Blanchett! And yes, Xavier Dolan would be equally thrilling. But then there are so many actresses I would like our Queen to act alongside but unfortunately good scripts with two lead actresses may be few and far between. David