A drama directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Meryl Streep? Somewhere an Oscar prognosticator just woke up from a nap and started frantically typing out a blog post. It’s true, though: Streep will star for the director in Panama Papers drama The Laundromat.
Scott Z Burns wrote the script, adapting Jake Bernstein’s book Secrecy World: Inside The Panama Papers Investigation Of Illicit Money Networks And The Global Elite. The tome chronicles how Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca allowed the wealthy and the well-connected to push and hide and money illegally around the world. While the Film-to-watchonline ‘s actual plot and Streep’s character have yet to be revealed, The Hollywood Reporter has learned that she’ll be the emotional centre of the story, a way in to a complicated and potentially dry subject.
Streep is back on our screens in Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, due on 20 July.