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Meryl Streep is set to star in "Mamma Mia! 
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Post Meryl Streep is set to star in "Mamma Mia!
I received an email newsletter today with this announcement. I know there have been rumors and speculation.

There is an article at Variety.com - http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117957123.html


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Yeah, it's been posted. :)


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That's cool...




...poor thing.


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The story says that it is Phyllida Lloyd's first film direction so that worries me. Film musicals work differently than stage. It also says that Streep is an accomplished singer so I hope she does the singing role justice. With Streep in the lead, bringing in other "name" talent should be easy. I guess the "theater snobs" will never forgive Streep for giving credence to Mamma Mia! being a real musical. :) It might be fun if Lloyd can work in ABBA as cameo roles.

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I never cared for Streep but still look forward to Mamma Mia!

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Post Meryl Streep is set to star in MAMMA MIA!
Pounce wrote:
The story says that it is Phyllida Lloyd's first film direction so that worries me. Film musicals work differently than stage.

That also worries me. Does anyone else remember the disaster that was the film version of The Producers (the musical)? I think what Lloyd will struggle most with is creating the right tone for the film. The show relies to an extent on the live nature of the performance and I wonder how she will translate that to the screen. I suspect the goal is somewhere in Four Weddings / Notting Hill / Love Actually territory. It'll be interesting to see what she does with the material, at any rate.

Pounce wrote:
It also says that Streep is an accomplished singer so I hope she does the singing role justice.

I think she probably will do a great job. You can hear her sing in Death Becomes Her -



- and she also sang in A Prairie Home Companion.

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