Meryl Streep Takes Latest Film To Rye

Downtown Rye was abuzz Monday with some Hollywood hype as Meryl Streep filmed scenes for her newest project, Ricki and the Flash, inside Numi Hair Salon on Purchase Street.

Scheduled for release in June 2015, the Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs)-directed production features Streep as Ricki, an aging rock ‘n’ roll musician vying to reconnect with her estranged children and family, which she left when she was younger to pursue fame in California.


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The film, written by Diablo Cody, also stars Kevin Kline (who appeared opposite Streep in the 1982 film Sophie’s Choice) as Ricki’s ex-husband, as well as Streep’s real-life actress daughter, Mamie Gummer, as Ricki’s estranged daughter. Rick Springfield also has been cast, according to SimplyStreep.com, playing a band member smitten with Streep’s character.

Streep will reportedly sing and play the guitar—a new skill for the actress—for her role.

Movie trailers filled with grip gear parked in a lot near Purchase Street in Rye, NY on Monday, October 13, 2014. The Columbia TriStar production Ricki And The Flash starring Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline began filming in the village. The film, directed by Jonathan Demme and scheduled for release in June 2015, also stars Rick Springfield and Streep’s real-life actress daughter, Mamie Gummer.

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Industrial movie lights outside Numi Hair Salon on Purchase Street in Rye, NY on Monday, October 13, 2014.

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