Ricki Rendazzo (Meryl Streep) is a singing guitar player who has big dreams of Rock-and-Roll stardom, and she has given up everything to make her dreams come true. The time has come for her to finally face the music as she heads back home to try and make things right with her family. Streep is joined by 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.
Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme (SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, PHILADELPHIA) and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (JUNO, YOUNG ADULT) bring us this uplifting comedy that is loaded with music and live performances. We already knew Streep could sing after taking on INTO THE WOODS, but who knew she could take on Rock-And-Roll and an electric guitar. Then again she is Meryl Streep who has done no wrong and has won more awards that I am old so how dare I doubt her. I have to be honest if this film didn’t have Demme and Cody, who are amazing at telling beautiful stories full of the two most important h’s in life honesty and heart, behind it I may have wondered if Streep was losing her mind, but I have to say I am loving this trailer.
Get ready to see Meryl Streep in a whole new way in RICKI AND THE FLASH. Another reason I am excited for this film is did you happen to see Ben Platt (PITCH PERFECT, PITCH PERFECT 2) my favorite adorable magician behind the bar in this trailer. We also get a look at Streep performing with her band, some awkward family moments, some laughs, and what looks like an awful lot of make you cry moments. I have to say this has quickly become one of my most anticipated films this year. Check out this new trailer and let us know if you are excited for this exciting new film. RICKI AND THE FLASH is set to open in theatres on AUGUST 7, 2015.