Watch the Trailer for Ricki and the Flash, Meryl Streep's Rock Debut


Having recently sung in Into the Woods (and who could forget all that bed jumping in Mamma Mia?), it was only a matter of time before Meryl Streep would expand her vocal chops. In the trailer for her new movie Ricki and the Flash, we see Meryl playing a weathered rocker who comes home to deal with the family she’s mostly abandoned.

There are a few cool things about this movie, despite it’s somewhat saccharine trailer: it’s written by Diablo Cody, Meryl’s real-life daughter Mamie Gummer plays her movie daughter, and Meryl learned to play guitar for the movie. And let’s ignore the bizarre half-braided hairstyle she’s wearing, and focus on the rest of the cast — Kevin Kline plays her ex-husband, and Audra McDonald plays his new wife. Groovy.

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