Looks like we will have a Meryl Streep film in Oscar contention this year. At Cannes, the Weinstein Co. has secured the US rights for the film.
EW published a list of the "top" 25 working directors and they define top as "most talented, in-demand filmmakers behind the camera today". Not surprisingly, only one woman, Kathryn Bigelow makes it to the list at number 15.
They are on week two of filming. Film is directed by Phyllida Lloyd and written by Abi Morgan. Footage will be screened at Cannes. No US distributor yet.