Meryl Streep to Star in Jonathan Demme Movie Written by Diablo Cody (Exclusive)

Meryl Streep to Star in Jonathan Demme Movie Written by Diablo Cody (Exclusive)

Universal and Fox 2000 are among the studios that have expressed interest in the prestige package

Hollywood is salivating over a red-hot package making the rounds that has Jonathan Demme attached to direct a Diablo Cody script, with none other than Meryl Streep attached to star, an individual familiar with the project told TheWrap.

Representatives for Demme and Cody did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

In “Ricky and the Flash,” Streep would play a woman who abandoned her family when she was younger to find fame and fortune as a rock star. Decades later, she decides to be a mother again to her estranged children, one of whom is going through a rough divorce.

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Marc Platt, who worked with Demme on “Rachel Getting Married,” will produce, while Cody's manager, Mason Novick, is also expected to be involved in a producing capacity. Novick produced the Cody-scripted films “Juno” and “Young Adult,” as well as Marc Webb's directorial debut “(500) Days of Summer.”

The prestige package is being shopped to studios and high-level production companies with access to financing. Universal and Fox 2000 are among the studios that have expressed interest in the project, according to one insider.

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Demme and Cody won Oscars for “The Silence of the Lambs” and “Juno,” respectively, while Streep has three Academy Awards on her mantle. Demme previously worked with the acclaimed actress on the “Manchurian Candidate” remake.

CAA reps Streep, while WME reps Demme and Cody, who are respectively managed by LBI Entertainment and MXN.

  • spike

    reminiscent of the story of a woman who abandons her children to make her fortune as a stripper.

    • Jacquie

      I think you're referring to Gigi.

  • Phil Boroff

    Sounds like the old Barbara Stanwyck movie, All I Desire (1953), although apparently set in a different era.

  • jamison

    I bet a million bucks that Anne Hathaway will portray Meryl Streep's daughter because previously she has worked very well with Jonathan Demme ( He directed her to her first Oscar nomination . ) , Meryl Streep , and producer Marc Platt .

    • Diana

      I wish…that would be awesome! My two favorites. But I doubt the daughter's role is that important.

  • fairportfan

    meh

  • J.W

    Please please please, let them cast Robin Wright to play alongside Meryl, I don't care what role. Time has come to let us enjoy those two tremendous actresses together.

  • Archie Cruz

    She did that already in Kramer vs. Kramer.