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HBO Max Acquires Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Let Them All Talk,’ Starring Meryl Streep, Lucas Hedges

HBO Max have secured distribution rights to “Let Them All Talk,” Steven Soderbergh‘s comedy drama feature. The film is set to star Meryl Streep (“The Post”), Gemma Chan (“Crazy Rich Asians”), Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”), Candice Bergen (“Starting Over”) and Dianne Wiest (“Bullets Over Broadway”).

As reported from the Deadline article:

The film (Let Them All Talk is a working title) tells the story of a celebrated author (Streep) who takes a journey with some old friends to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew (Hedges) comes along to wrangle the ladies and finds himself involved with a young literary agent (Chan).

“This is the kind of project where you just say yes please sign me up,” said Sarah Aubrey, head of original content at HBO Max, in a release announcing the deal. “To work with Steven Soderbergh and this all-star cast led by Meryl Streep is thrilling and sets the standard for features at HBO Max.”

Academy Award winner Meryl Streep in a still for Soderbergh’s upcoming “The Laundromat,” a feature drama on the Panama Papers, premiering at TIFF in September.

Soderbergh continues to churn out interesting projects. He is a three-time Academy Award nominated director, winning one of those accolades for Best Director for 2000’s “Traffic.” He has helmed everything from the Oscar nominated “Erin Brockovich” to the sizzling drama “Magic Mike” to “Unsane,” his Claire Foy-leading social thriller filmed exclusively on an iPhone.

Soderbergh even has more coming. Just this year, Netflix’s “High Flying Bird,” starring André Holland, was received well by critics, boasting a comfortable 92% on Rotten Tomatoes. Soderbergh’s forthcoming feature, “The Laundromat,” also starring Streep, will world premiere at Venice Film Festival and also screen at Toronto International Film Festival, an anticipated awards contender from Netflix.

Gregory Jacobs is producing the film, with Ken Meyer and Joseph Malloch as executive producers. Sources detail production is underway as shooting began last week in New York.

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Written by Jessica Peña

Jessica Peña studied journalism at Volunteer State Community College before she began writing about film on a personal blog that sprouted from an electronic media course. She is now a film journalist for Awards Circuit, as well as a content editor and writer for the UK-based site JumpCut Online. She also loves the Child's Play/Chucky franchise with no end in sight.


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