Meryl Streep to Star in Diablo Cody’s ‘Ricky and the Flash’

Meryl Streep is attached to star in the indie dramedy “Ricky and the Flash,” written by Diablo Cody with Jonathan Demme set to direct.

Marc Platt is on board to produce.

Story follows an old fading rockstar, played by Streep, who after years of being estranged from her children, finally tries to reconnect as one of them goes through an ugly divorce.

This package will now be taken out to studios and it shouldn’t take long before the film finds a distributor.

Streep is coming off her Oscar-nominated role as the drunken, angry matriarch Violet Weston in Weinstein’s “August: Osage County,” and this role seems to have similar elements given the story line and Cody’s previous credits, which have always brought an edge to its characters.

The CAA-repped Streep has a busy year ahead of her with Weinstein’s adaptation of “The Giver” and Disney’s “Into the Woods.” She follows that up with “Suffragette” opposite Carey Mulligan, which will bow sometime in 2015.

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