From this year's list, I spotted two potential scripts that could feasibly attract Meryl's eye. The first, entitled Pod, was written by Nabil Chowdhary. The tagline reads:
"After a mission to destroy a black hole that endangers mankind goes wrong, an astronaut awakens in her escape pod to find that decades have passed seemingly in a moment. Now, with an old body and fragile mind, she battles against the elements of space and time to complete her mission."
"Old body" is perhaps not the most flattering term, but it also suggests that it would be a role for someone over sixty. Also, it would maybe be an opportunity for sci-fi? Yes, The Giver likely landed close to that category, but that movie also sucked.
The second, entitled Grandma Wants to Die and written by Patrick Cadigan, reads:
"When Ben is left footing the bill for his own wedding just weeks before the big day, he’s forced to make a deal with his estranged grandmother Minnie. She’ll give him the money if he signs the papers for her assisted suicide. Ben gladly agrees, only to unearth Minnie’s final agenda before she departs... destroy the wedding from the inside and seemingly ruin Ben’s life."
While Meryl is over seventy now, this may be a bit too old for her. And maybe not...(see Aunt March in this year's Little Women). Sounds like this role could actually be a complex, interesting character, and maybe even a bit of a psychological thriller?
With The Prom currently filming, we know of no other new projects that Meryl is scheduled to film in 2020. Will The Nix ever happen? Maybe some other limited series? A third season of Big Little Lies?
Always fun to speculate! Regardless of what happens, next year should be another interesting one.