While they already have the classic “The Deer Hunter,” the underrated “Falling In Love,” and the tough indie “Marvin’s Room” under their belt, it has been seventeen years since Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep last graced the big screen together. But it looks like we won’t have to wait much longer for another movie with the legendary pair as they’ve got a new project lined up.
De Niro and Streep are now both attached to star in the adaptation of the recently published and critically acclaimed book “The Good House” by Ann Leary. Michael Cunningham (“The Hours,” “A Home At The End Of The World“) will adapt the book, a dramedy that tells the story of a recovering alcoholic finding love once again. Here’s the synopsis:
The Good House is a wickedly funny look at denial, told through the eyes of Hildy Good (Streep), a New England realtor and not-so-recovering alcoholic whose perfectly compartmentalized life starts to come apart at the seams when she forms a new friendship with Rebecca McCallister. As Rebecca becomes the subject of town gossip, Hildy rekindles an old flame with Frank Getchell (De Niro), a tell it like it is Yankee, who tries to uncomplicate her complicated life in this darkly comic and strikingly authentic tale.
No word yet on who will direct the movie, which is being produced by FilmNation and Tribeca Productions, but it’s probably safe to say given the headliners, a big name will be sought. Let’s hope development on this one moves swiftly because a De Niro/Streep pairing is one that’s certainly to be looked forward to.