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: