Meryl Streep has undergone something of a transformation for her latest film Ricki and The Flash, donning leathers, tattoos and thick eye liner to play a “guitar-wielding, hard rockin’ mama.” But her latest role is also pretty close to home because the 65-year-old star is actually starring alongside her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer.
Streep plays Ricki, a middle-aged rock-star who reunites with the family she left behind to make it in the music industry when her daughter (Gummer) has her heart broken. However, her return to the family home, guitar in hand, isn’t exactly warmly welcomed thanks to a frosty reception from her children’s step-mother and the discovery that her son doesn’t want her at the wedding she didn’t even know was taking place.
As well as sharing a good deal of screen time with her daughter, Steep also sings and plays the guitar in her latest film – something she apparently spent six months learning to do before production started.
Watch the trailer below:
Written by Juno’s Diablo Cody, Ricki and The Flash will be in cinemas on 7th August
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