What’s it like when a rocker that bolted from her family finally comes home? Well, Ricki and the Flash aims to answer that. Here’s the 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.
I’m really looking forward to this, for many reason. Of course, there’s my ever-present, deep and abiding love for The Streep. Then there’s Rick Freakin’ Springfield, plus the amazing Tony-award wining Audra McDonald (please let there be a scene where she sings…) And that Mamie Gummer (Emily Owens M.D.) plays her on-screen daughter is a real treat.
Oh, and have I mentioned that
The Winter Soldier Sebastian Stan plays her son Joshua? Plus, Meryl really learned how to play for this film. And she shreds so fiercely that she’s drawn blood. Check out these first-look images!
Ricki and the Flash comes to your town on August 7th, 2015. Are you ready to rock?