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Meryl Streep to star in Ricki and the Flash

Meryl Streep in Devil Wears Prada

Story by Jack Foley

MERYL Streep is to play a rock ‘n’ roll mum in new film Ricki and the Flash.

Based on a script by Juno‘s Diablo Cody, the film is being billed as “a funny and touching story of a rock ‘n’ roll-loving woman who chased her tattered dream at the price of her family, but gets a last chance to make things right”.

Streep is in final talks to play the lead character, a store checkout lady by day who becomes a guitar playing mum by night.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film is to be directed by Jonathan Demme, best known for Silence of the Lambs, who has also helmed music videos for Bruce Springsteen, The Pretenders and Neil Young.

Shooting is expected to begin in the autumn.

Streep, who was recently Oscar-nominated for August: Osage County, is currently shooting Suffragette, in which she plays iconic political activist Emmeline Pankhurst.

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