In 2008, Meryl Streep scored a summer smash with a little help from Abba in the musical romantic comedy “Mamma Mia.” Now she’s strapping on a guitar and hoping to hit all the right notes again for a seasonal hit with “Ricki And The Flash,” but will it be a case of a sophomore slump? Or can she score another number one?
Certainly, the elements involved are potentially promising. Diablo Cody (“Juno,” “Young Adult“) has penned the screenplay with Jonathan Demme (“Rachel Getting Married,” “Silence Of The Lambs“) directing the movie about an aging rocker who has spent more time on the road than at home, who reconnects with her children who are going through various crises.
You can get a taste of the drama and comedy this one is putting together with the new trailer below, but that’s not all. Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice wrote the song “Cold One” for the movie, which you can hear Streep perform in the clip as well. After that you can check out a featurette and TV spots, but we’ll kick things all off with the soundtrack details (via Film Music Reporter) which reveals Streep will be belting out tunes by people as varied as Lady Gaga and U2.
“Ricki And The Flash” opens on August 7th and the soundtrack drops the same day.
“Ricki And The Flash” Soundtrack Tracklist
1. American Girl – Ricki And The Flash
2. Keep Playing That Rock & Roll – Ricki And The Flash
3. Wooly Bully – Ricki And The Flash
4. Drift Away – Ricki And The Flash
5. My Love Will Not Let You Down – Ricki and the Flash
6. Cold One – Ricki And The Flash
7. Let’s Work Together – Ricki And The Flash
8. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – Ricki And The Flash
9. Bad Romance – Ricki And The Flash
10. Get The Party Started – Ricki And The Flash
11. Walk On – Lucinda Williams
12. Here I Am – Emmylou Harris
13. For The Turnstiles – Henry Wolfe
14. Paint It Black – The Feelies