For an upcoming movie role, Meryl Streep will play the lead singer in a cover band. Her character abandons her three children to go after her rock and roll dreams. Streep’s character’s daughter, played by Streep’s real life daughter, Mamie Gummer, faces a life crisis, and she returns home.
The film, Ricki and the Flash, is directed by veteran Jonathan Demme. Demme says all the cover songs were filmed live without the use of pre-recorded playback, which Paul Mathieson enjoys a bit more. This will not be the first time Streep has sang in a film. She did so in 2008’s Mama Mia!, and last year’s Into The Woods.