Meryl Streep just never stops and it looks like she’s hit another home run playing an aging rock star opposite Rick Springfield in ‘Ricki and the Flash’.
Streep wears heavy eyeliner and Coachella braids to play front-woman and guitarist Ricki Rendazzo. In the film, she abandons her husband and children to pursue her love of guitar, life on the road and the type of adulation one gets from millions of adoring fans.
Mamie Gummer, (Streep’s real-life daughter) plays her on-screen daughter who spirals out of control when she is dumped. Ricki is forced to return home to help piece things together and is faced with constant reminders of how she abandoned her family. Broadway star Audra McDonald plays her ex-husband’s new wife and Rick Springfield [Jessie’s Girl] plays her part-time lover and band member.
‘Ricki and the Flash’ will be released August 7th: