Meryl Streep to star in Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat
The Hollywood Reporter revealed today that Meryl Streep is set to star in The Laundromat. No details have been released yet regarding her role, except that it will be emotional throughout the course of the film.
Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas are also in early talks to join the production. There are currently no distributors for The Laundromat, but Netflix is reportedly eyeing it.
Steven Soderbergh will be directing the film. His frequent collaborator Scott Z. Burns wrote the script for The Laundromat.
The film is based on Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jake Bernstein‘s nonfiction book, Secrecy World. The book dives into the story surrounding the Panama Papers, which was the largest data leak in corporate and government history. Bernstein was part of the international team of journalists who are members of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists that broke the story of the Panama Papers in April. More than 11 million records were leaked as a part of the papers sourced from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca.
Lawrence Grey of Grey Matter Productions will himself produce alongside Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar, Burns and Soderbergh. Bernstein will serve as executive produce alongside Grey Matter COO, Ben Everard.
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