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The 18-time Oscar nominee is set to play the lead role in the upcoming rock 'n' roll dramedy "Ricki and the Flash," which TriStar Productions announced it has acquired.
In the film, to be directed by Jonathan Demme (
Tom Rothman, chairman of TriStar Productions, said in a statement today, "We feel lucky as hell to have been selected by such outstanding filmmakers to be the dive bar for Ricki and her band. We aspire to be the best roadies ever."
Streep previously demonstrated her singing prowess in
"Ricki" is scheduled to shoot in the fall, which should give the actress some time to hone her guitar chops.
Demme also has experience with musical films, having directed the Talking Heads concert movie "Stop Making Sense" and a trilogy of Neil Young documentaries.
"Ricki" will be produced by Marc Platt, who is also on board the "Into the Woods" film and produced the Broadway hit "