Meryl Streep & The Weinstein Company to Target NRA in THE SENATOR'S WIFE
The Weinstein Company and Meryl Streep are teaming up for a new sure-to-be controversial project.
After today's Oscar announcements, in which Streep nabbed a nod for AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Harvey Weinstein appeared on THE HOWARD STERN SHOW, and said, per The Washington Times: "I'm going to make a movie with Meryl Streep, and we're going to take [gun rights] head-on. And [the NRA is] going to wish they weren't alive after I'm done with them."
The film, titled THE SENATOR'S WIFE, according to Deadline, and described by Weinsten as "the new MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON," will detail the NRA's efforts to block the recent gun control legislation, proposed after the 2012 shootings in Aurora and Newtown. The publication has confirmed that the film will "be a behind-the-scenes account of how the NRA used its influence with politicians" to keep the bill from moving forward.
Streep's upcoming projects include Rob Marshall's film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's musical Into the Woods, The Homesman, and August: Osage County and her just-announced role in The Good House. Her past credits include Hope Springs, The Iron Lady, It's Complicated, Julie & Julia, Doubt, Mamma Mia!, The Devil Wears Prada, The Hours and more.
Streep has appeared on Broadway in Happy End, The Cherry Orchard, Secret Service, and Trelawny of the Wells, as well as off-Broadway's Wonderland in Concert and Alice in Concert.