And just like that, by the looks of a trailer and a poster, Meryl Streep becomes one of the most anticipated performances of the year. Let’s be serious though, she had us at “Ricki…”
The first trailer for Jonathan Demme’s “Ricki and the Flash” starring the three-time Academy Award winning Streep, along with Oscar-winner Kevin Kline has dropped. Distributed by Sony Pictures, and written by Diablo Cody, the film is set for release on August 7th.
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Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in Ricki and the Flash. In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife.