Meryl Streep to Star in Panama Papers Movie from Steven Soderberg


Meryl Streep to Star in Panama Papers Movie from Steven Soderberg

Meryl Streep has joined the cast of Steven Soderbergh's "The Laundromat", The Hollywood Reporter announced today.

The project will be directed by Steven Soderbergh and Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas are also rumored to star in it.

Meryl Streep is set to star in the upcoming drama The Laundromat, based on the Panama Papers.

Streep's character details are being kept in the secret but sources describe it as being the emotional throughline of the movie. The Panama Papers are almost 12 million documents that detail private financial information about offshore business entities. The screenplay was written by Scott Z. Burns (Contagion).

The Panama Papers are 11.5 million documents belonging to the world's fourth biggest law firm, Mossack Fonseca, which were leaked in 2015.

Michael Sugar, Lawrence Grey, Gregory Jacobs, Soderbergh and Burns are producing. The book dives into the story surrounding the Panama Papers, which was the largest data leak in corporate and government history. That film explored the struggle the Washington Post went through with publishing the Pentagon Papers in the early 1970s. Streep has also received 32 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight-more nominations and competitive wins than any other performer.

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Streep continues to prove herself as one of the most versatile actresses in Hollywood.

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