Check out the first photo of Meryl Streep as The Witch in the upcoming film version of the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine musical Into the Woods. Rob Marshall (Chicago) is directing, which just started production in the UK. Streep takes on the character which was originated by Bernadette Peters in 1987 — complete with yellowing talon-like nails and a creepy couture look. Her fellow cast members include Johnny Depp as the Wolf, Anna Kendrick as Cinderella, Chris Pine as Cinderella’s Prince, and Emily Blunt as the Baker’s Wife. It is WAY off in the distance now, scheduled for Christmas 2014. (via Entertainment Weekly)
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I don’t want to tell you anything that I think about this trailer, except that the text (based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play) and the dream-team cast are SUPER-STELLAR – and I’d like to eat Meryl Streep with a spoon. Think: Oscar showdown, Meryl vs Cate.
America’s Next Drag Superstar Jinkx Monsoon as Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep) and Miss Congeniality Ivy Winters as Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn)- see the rest here! (Photos: Ricky Middlesworth)
Even though it stars Meryl, Julia, Ewan, Benedict, Dermot, Abigail Breslin and Juliette Lewis, and is based on the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning play, I just don’t know. I’m left feeling sort of “meh” about this. We might just be better off re-watching the American Dad! parody of it, “Blood Crieth Unto Heaven.”
Can. Not. Wait. For. This. The movie event of 2013! Can’t wait to see Meryl Streep stumble around stoned out of her mind on pills, telling Sam Shepard to “fuck a sow’s ass.” Also- Julia Roberts screaming at Mother Meryl to eat “your fish, bitch!” When can we get a trailer? And when is the next test screening? Harvey, can you hear me?
Celebrities from top left: Sherri Shepherd struts her fierce animal-print self exiting Good Morning America in Manhattan; pop star Harry Styles, still on a break from One Direction, touches down and is hustled through Roissy-Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris; Pittsburgh rapper Mac Miller, fully inked, smokes a cigarette outside Sirius Radio in New York; and Meryl Streep walks her dog in Tribeca on a rainy day in New York. (Photos: Pacific Coast News)
“Margaret Thatcher was a pioneer, willingly or unwillingly, for the role of women in politics. It is hard to imagine a part of our current history that has not been affected by measures she put forward in the U.K. at the end of the 20th century. Her hard-nosed fiscal measures took a toll on the poor, and her hands-off approach to financial regulation led to great wealth for others. There is an argument that her steadfast, almost emotional loyalty to the pound sterling has helped the U.K. weather the storms of European monetary uncertainty. But to me she was a figure of awe for her personal strength and grit. To have come up, legitimately, through the ranks of the British political system, class bound and gender phobic as it was, in the time that she did and the way that she did, was a formidable achievement. To have won it, not because she inherited position as the daughter of a great man, or the widow of an important man, but by dint of her own striving. To have withstood the special hatred and ridicule, unprecedented in my opinion, leveled in our time at a public figure who was not a mass murderer; and to have managed to keep her convictions attached to fervent ideals and ideas – wrongheaded or misguided as we might see them now – without corruption; I see that as evidence of some kind of greatness, worthy for the argument of history to settle,” Streep said. “To have given women and girls around the world reason to supplant fantasies of being princesses with a different dream: the real-life option of leading their nation; this was groundbreaking and admirable. I was honored to try to imagine her late life journey, after power; but I have only a glancing understanding of what her many struggles were, and how she managed to sail through to the other side. I wish to convey my respectful condolences to her family and many friends.” – actress Meryl Streep, in a statement on the passing today of former British PM Margaret Thatcher, her portrayal of whom won Streep Oscar #3. (via people)
Out for a stroll on a lovely Easter afternoon: Karl Lagerfeld, all dressed up in suit and (very wide) tie on the streets of New York; the always lovely Meryl Streep in Vancuover, spending time with daughter Mamie Gummer, who is filming a pilot there; a carefree Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Soho; and John Cameron Mitchell plunking away on his laptop at a West Village cafe. (Photos: Pacific Coast News)