Meryl Streep stars in brand new Ricki and the Flash Trailer



MarkMeets Entertainment are delighted to share with you this brand new featurette from Ricki and the Flash which sees Meryl Streep perform Drift Away as Ricki Rendazzo, with Jonathan Demme and Diablo Cody providing an insight into the music of the film. 

Ricki and the Flash Trailer - Starring Meryl Steep
Ricki and the Flash Trailer – Starring Meryl Steep

We love Meryl Streep even more knowing that she can play guitar! The three-time Academy Award winner who is 66 can do no wrong in our eyes!

Rick Springfield explains how the movie come about? “I was on the road and I got a call saying Meryl Streep and Jonathan Demme wanted me to fly the next day to audition. I thought, “Dude, if they’re calling me this late, then I’m probably at the bottom of the list,” so I just said, “I’m not going to do it. I’m so tired. I can’t fly in for one day for an audition.” But [the woman] called up about an hour later and said get your f—ing ass on that plane. So I went up to a house in the Hollywood Hills and there was Meryl, Jonathan, and a bunch of musicians. I plugged in and we did a bunch of songs. It was a lot of fun”.

Watch the new featurette for Ricki and the Flash Starring: Meryl Streep, Mamie Gummer, Rick Springfield, Kevin Kline, Sebastian Stan, and Ben Platt


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.

The movie is directed by Jonathan Demme.

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