Meryl Streep can haz Library Cat

meryl-streepThere are a few categories of roles that Meryl Streep chooses, and from the sounds of it, her role in film based on a true-life novel called Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World—though conventional Hollywood wisdom would probably shorten the title to just Dewey—will be that of the Everywoman Who Witnesses/Takes Part In an Extraordinary Event, as noted in Variety. Streep will be playing Vicki Myron, the author of the book, who had observed the kindness of the residents in Spencer, Iowa after a kitten had wandered into the library after hours, through its book drop slot. That must have been one skinny kitten.

New Line will be distributing, and Pamela Gray is writing the script. Considering that Gray’s last project with Streep was Music of the Heart (where an Everywoman Takes Part in an Extraordinary Event with Inner City Kids) this will probably be a walk in the park for Streep, who will then announce later on that her next project will be playing a gay pimp in drag or something like that.

Posted on November 17, 2008 at 06:38 by Trisha Lynn · Permalink
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