Diablo Cody is well known for her work on films about powerful and difficult women. Juno, Jennifer’s Body and Young Adult are just a few of her writing credits. Next up is the film Ricki and the Flash starring acting legend Meryl Streep. Streep plays a hard rocker, alongside real life daughter Mamie Gummer. A poster has been released for the film:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in Ricki and the Flash. In an original and electrifying film loaded with live musical performances, Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife.
Ricki and the Flash comes to theaters August 7, 2015.