Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia!

meryl.jpgIt was only a day ago that I mentioned to upcoming Mamma Mia! movie musical, now we have more news with Meryl Streep signing in to sing. The good folks over at movieweb.com give us this on the sotry:

Meryl Streep has signed on to the movie musical, Mamma Mia! for Universal Pictures and Playtone.As reported last night, Phyllida Lloyd is set to make her feature directorial debut on the film. The musical was created by Judy Craymer and Catherine Johnson, who is also writing the script; the part marks the first musical for Streep

Well like I said before this movie is going to make some money and now with Streep on board, it’s going to be major cash. This is Streep’s first ever musical (which is rather surprising), true she did The Music of The Heart but that wasn’t a musical just a movie with a lot of music in it. Can She pull it off? You’d better believe she can, this woman started taking voice classes when she was twelve, she was originally going to become an Opera singer, not an actress. The movie will also have a lot of comedic elements to it, something Streep have been vocal about wanting to more of sot this seems like a good fit.

Here is the story: a bride-to-be raised on a Greek island by a formerly rebellious mom who never disclosed the identity of her father who locates three men who might be her father and invites them to her wedding. The musical features 22 ABBA songs, including “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All.

Now I’m finding myself interested in seeing this film, to view how Streep tackles this genre. Like everyone else on the planet I’m a fan of Meryl Streep’s and my guess is….she’s a fan of ABBA.

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  1. At one time, Streep was close to portraying the lead in the big screen versionof “Evita,” even though she was way too old for the part at the time. When Madonna was signed for the role, Streep made some comments in jest about wanting to strangle the Material Girl for stealing her role. A few years later Streep returned the favor by replacing Madonna in “Music of the Heart.”

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