Entertainment Weekly is reporting that in the upcoming dark dramedy Ricki And The Flash (out August 7), Meryl Streep plays the lead singer of a cover band who chooses to abandon her family and continue down the rock star road rather than be a mother.
And here’s the best part: According to director Jonathan Demme:
“In the film, Streep belts out a dozen sing-along-worthy hits in the film including Tom Petty’s ‘American Girl,’ ‘Wooly Bully,’ Bruce Springsteen’s ‘My Love Will Not Let You Down,’ and even ‘Bad Romance’ by Lady Gaga, all recorded before a live audience. We didn’t use playback. We’re not sweetening it up on the soundtrack. It’s performance! And though I shouldn’t say it—but I want to say what I feel in my heart—Ricki and the Flash blow away every original.’”
I think my head just exploded.
(via Idolator; Photo: Pacific Coast News)