Is there a character that Meryl Streep can’t play convincingly? Doesn’t look like it. She stars in Ricki and the Flash where she plays a rockstar who gave up everything to follow her dream. She returns home to try to make things right with her family–all of her children now being adults–and things are not going so well.
Her real life daugher, Mamie Gummer, plays her on-screen daughter in this comedy written by Diablo Cody. Director, Jonathan Demme said Streep studied guitar for months before six weeks of band rehearsal ahead of shooting. The playing, the singing and the stage presence was all her doing. This is Meryl Streep, I wouldn’t expect anything less. The film also stars Kevin Kline and Rick Springfield. In theaters August 7, 2015. Can’t wait!