Monday, January 1, 2024

What can we expect in 2024?

Happy New Year!

It's hard for me to believe that it's been three weeks since I've posted. Some may have noticed that in recent months I haven't posted quite as frequently as I have in the past. Since the start of this blog, I have given myself a little rule of never going longer than a week without posting. I kept that streak going until this summer. After completing the supporting recasting project this spring, I didn't have a lot of creative things I necessarily wanted to add for the time being. That, coupled with the fact that there has been so little Meryl news this past year, I decided to be a little more organic about what I chose to post about. Not that I'll never do another sort of "what if" project, but it's a fair amount of work and I needed a little break from it. 

Now it's time to look forward to a new year. I'm going to be optimistic and consider 2024 an exciting twelve months of opportunity for Meryl. Yes, we have no confirmation of any upcoming projects, but that certainly doesn't mean something couldn't be brewing. They of course want her back for a second season of Only Murders in the Building (snooze), and we're still waiting to get casting news for two additional actresses for Pedro Almodóvar's upcoming English-language debut, The Room Next Door, which is reportedly set to begin filming as early as March (Tilda Swinton is already confirmed). There's also been some buzz about a possible third season of HBO's Big Little Lies (pass). 

I just have to imagine that even if Meryl doesn't film anything this year that we'll at least get news of something being green-lit for her to star. I of course am partial to a lead film role with a great director attached, but would probably be just as happy in a limited series. It's probably got to feel like somewhat of a new beginning for Meryl as well. Although she and her husband, Don, have been separated for several years now, it's only been very recent that the entire world audience is aware of it. I think she'd be shown a lot of good will for anything she involved with, especially considering how well-received her performance in Murders was and her reasonable chances for some awards (Globes are Sunday, SAG noms are on the 10th, and Critics Choice Awards are on the 14th), and the fact that she has been seen in so little in past two years. 

Thinking good thoughts as we ring in the new year!




4 comments:

  1. Happy new year Jeff and fellow readers! I hope we get some great updates this year :)

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  2. Happy New Year! Thank you for fostering a community here and for keeping us engaged even as things have slowed. I hope we get a film in the works this year as it has been since Little Women that most have had the pleasure of buying a ticket to a movie Streep is in and since The Post for one she leads!

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    1. Don't Look Up had a limited theater release

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  3. Happy new year. Maybe almodovar would finally cast his three favourite english-speaking actresses in one movie. Who knows. https://x.com/cakeblanchett_/status/1318961701149048832?s=46&t=RNBPKiauDpTHGWCikA1lKQ

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