Meryl Streep being cast in Tommy Lee Jones’ period drama “Homesman”


Homesman, being financed and co-produced by EuropaCorp, sees an untrustworthy man and a spinster school teacher team up to transport three woman deemed crazy via ox-drawn wagon across the Western plains. Nelson will play a man who covets one of the three women and tries to steal her.

The movie already has a cast that includes Jones, Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep. Jones not only directs but wrote the screenplay with Kieran Fitzgerald and Wesley A. Oliver.

The movie will shoot in the spring in New Mexico.

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Girl Rising official trailer + Golden Globes 2013, Mamie Gummer’s reaction


10×10 will also debut the trailer of their forthcoming feature film, Girl Rising, with voice performances by world-renowned actresses including Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway, and Selena Gomez. The film is directed by Academy Award nominee Richard Robbins. The film tells the extraordinary stories of girls from around the globe fighting to overcome impossible odds to realize their dreams.

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Finally the official trailer:

And this one I’ve already posted when it came out:

Also a few tweets about the project:

UNICEF, 10×10

Also you know after Jennifer Lawrence’s Golden Globes acceptance speech starting with ‘I beat Meryl’ quoting Bette Midler from ‘First Wives Club’, that’s what Mamie Gummer, Meryl and Don’s eldest daughter said:

Meryl Streep’s Daughter Didn’t Get Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘I Beat Meryl’ Joke, Either

So few people actually got Jennifer Lawrence’s “I beat Meryl” joke at the Golden Globes that she had to explain it on Letterman. Really — it wasn’t just Lindsay Lohan who was confused! In fact, Mamie Gummer, Streep’s daughter, told us at the opening of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof last night that the reference went over her head, too. “I thought she was just being cute,” she said. “I also didn’t realize that Jodie Foster was quoting Molly Shannon with that ‘I’m 50, I’m 50, I’m 50’ thing. There was a lot that was sort of lost on me.”

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Meryl Streep to narrate 2 new documentaries (2013)


January 31: Pioneers of Thirteen: The 70s (Source, Official Website)

Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep will narrate Pioneers of THIRTEEN’s The ’70s – Bold and Fearless, the second episode of a four-part series, airing Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

The 90-minute documentary unearths rarely-seen clips drawn from THIRTEEN’s rich archive, and features exciting music performances including musicians Al Green and Stevie Wonder from the weekly variety show Soul!; the first televised rock concerts, including a previously unreleased footage of The Allman Brothers; video art by pioneering artists Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, and William Wegman from The TV Lab; skits by comedians Albert Brooks, Chevy Chase, John Cleese, and Lily Tomlin; dance performances by Judith Jamison, Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov; and theatrical performances by then-emerging actors Meryl Streep, Christopher Lloyd, Sigourney Weaver, Samuel Jackson, James Earl Jones, and many others.

February 26: Makers: Women Who Make America (Source)

Makers: Women Who Make America, a new documentary about the women’s movement, evolved out of a website featuring women’s stories.

If Gloria Steinem hadn’t said “no,” Makers: Women Who Make America, the upcoming documentary about the women who have helped shape American history over the last 50 years, might never have been made.

“I went to Gloria in the hopes of doing a film on her life for HBO,” explains Makers executive producer Dyllan McGee. “In her ego-less way, she said ‘no.’ Her point was that her story is part of a larger collective of stories.”

Narrated by Meryl Streep, the documentary tells that larger story of the women’s movement through the first-person stories of the women who were involved.

Judy Blume, Carol Burnett, Katie Couric, Ellen DeGeneres, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Billie Jean King are just a small representation of the more than 100 women featured in the final documentary, which airs on PBS February 26.

Meryl Streep to Narrate Thirteen’s THE 70’s – BOLD AND FEARLESS


Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep will narrate Pioneers of THIRTEEN’s The ’70s – Bold and Fearless, the second episode of a four-part series, airing Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 9 p.m. on THIRTEEN.

The 90-minute documentary unearths rarely-seen clips drawn from THIRTEEN’s rich archive, and features exciting music performances including musicians Al Green and Stevie Wonder from the weekly variety show Soul!; the first televised rock concerts, including a previously unreleased footage of The Allman Brothers; video art by pioneering artists Nam June Paik, Bill Viola, and William Wegman from The TV Lab; skits by comedians Albert Brooks, Chevy Chase, John Cleese, and Lily Tomlin; dance performances by Judith Jamison, Twyla Tharp and Mikhail Baryshnikov; and theatrical performances by then-emerging actors Meryl Streep, Christopher Lloyd, Sigourney Weaver, Samuel Jackson, James Earl Jones, and many others.

The ’70s – Bold and Fearless also features clips of gavel-to-gavel coverage of the U.S. Senate Watergate hearings; the premiere broadcast of The MacNeil/Lehrer Report, which continues today as PBS NewsHour; the first public television bilingual Latino show Realidades; a controversial 12-hour documentary series An American Family; revealing the real-life soap opera of the Loud family; and a journalistic investigation about the FBI’s involvement in bombing and arson, cancelled hours before the segment was scheduled to air due to pressure from the Bureau.

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Scarlett Johansson simply sizzles on the stage in A Cat On A Hot Tin Roof


An article by Dailymail and some parts about Meryl in it:

Scarlett Johansson had been off sick for a couple of days and the first night she returned to play the smouldering Maggie in Cat On A Hot Tin Roof there was Meryl Streep sitting in the front of the stalls.

Jessica Lange was on an aisle; Anna Wintour and Kelly Reilly were close by. But that’s New York for you. I often spot Oscar and Tony winners, or famous writers and directors, in the audience at plays in New York.

Now I think about it, though, it’s mostly Meryl. I like the way she stays in her seat during intervals, so as not to attract too much attention. And I love it when something makes her laugh. 

She was certainly tickled when Scarlett’s Maggie kept referring to some off-stage brats as ‘no-neck monsters’. Scarlett delivered the line with such delicious relish that I, too, was amused.

And Meryl was riveted by the on-stage confrontations between Scarlett and Benjamin Walker (as Maggie’s ‘crippled’ husband Brick) and the Act 2 session between Brick and Big Daddy, played by Ciaran Hinds.

Meryl Streep won People’s Choice Awards 2013 for Favorite Movie Icon


Congratulations to Meryl who won tonight on People’s Choice Awards in category Favorite Movie Icon. Apparently she didn’t attend but for sure there has been a video with her thanking to her fans who voted for her. Here’s the list with winners on CBS and on Ok mag. More update around the event later. 🙂

Meryl Streep, George Clooney & More Announced as Golden Globe Presenters


The @todayshow tweeted today about Meryl Streep among other stars will be presenter at the 70th Golden Globe Awards this Sunday, Jan 13th. [Tweet] An article by People magazine reported it too:

It’s almost time to party!

George Clooney, Meryl Streep and Jennifer Garner are among the stars who will present at the Golden Globe Awards this Sunday, as Hollywood’s official award season kicks off at the Beverly Hilton.

The trio will also be joined as presenters by Smash‘s Debra Messing, according to a Tweet from the Today show, whose network, NBC, is airing the Globes.

More presenters were announced on theGlobes website. They include Jennifer Lopez, Amanda Seyfried, Kristen Wiig, Jeremy Renner, Will Ferrell, Kerry Washington, Nathan Fillion and Jason Statham.

The awards, held by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are being co-hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

Lincoln received the most nominations this year, with seven, followed by Argo and Django Unchained with five each, and Zero Dark Thirty,Les Misérables and Silver Linings Playbookwith four each.

The 70th Golden Globe Awards will air live on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, on NBC at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.