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Meryl Streep Is On Fire In The Trailer For ‘Ricki and the Flash’

Meryl Streep Is On Fire In The Trailer For 'Ricki and the Flash'

Oscar nomination number 20 for Meryl Streep? Based on the trailer for “Ricki and the Flash,” it seems a definite possibility. The film teams Streep with a mighty quartet: Director Jonathan Demme, writer Diablo Cody and two co-stars with sentimental connections to Meryl, her “Sophie’s Choice” co-star Kevin Kline and her own daughter Mamie Gummer. And the result appears to be yet another classic Meryl performance, with tears, laughs and singing.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep goes electric and takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in the uplifting comedy Ricki and the Flash. In a film loaded with music and live performance, 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.

Watch the trailer below, and get ready for “Ricki” come August 7th:

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