Meryl Streep to Take On Bruce Springsteen in New Film Ricki and The Flash
We’ve heard it—and likely said it—a million times: Meryl Streep can do anything. But did we take into account that she might be taking on Springsteen?
Entertainment Weekly reports that the Queen of All Things Acting will sing tunes from The Boss, Lady Gaga, Tom Petty and more in Ricki and The Flash, a film in which she portrays the lead singer in a covers band called The Flash.
Streep belts out a dozen sing-along-worthy hits in the film including Tom Petty’s “American Girl,” and “Wooly Bully,” Bruce Springsteen’s “My Love Will Not Let You Down,” and even “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga, all recorded before a live audience. “We didn’t use playback. We’re not sweetening it up on the soundtrack. It’s performance!” [director Jonathan] Demme says. “I have to say with our band—I shouldn’t say it—but I want to say what I feel in my heart—Ricki and the Flash blow away every original.”
Read more about the film, which has an August 7th release date, here.