Get your first look at Meryl Streep: The Rock Star.

Meryl Streep

We named it as one of our most anticipated films of the year, and now we’re getting our first look at the Oscar winning actress who’s fronting the project. Above is the first still released from the film Ricki and the Flash, which continues actress Meryl Streep’s run in a series of music based projects, including Mamma Mia and the recent Intro The Woods.

If that wasn’t enough to get you excited, the film is directed by Oscar winner Jonathan Demme and written by the amazing (also Oscar Winner) Diablo Cody (Juno). In the film, “Streep stars as Ricki, a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, but is now returning home to make things right with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer, who plays her fictional daughter; Rick Springfield, who takes on the role of a Flash member in love with Ricki; and Kevin Kline, who portrays Ricki’s long-suffering ex-husband.”

The film is released on August 13th.


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Larry Heath

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