Sony Pictures has released new Ricki and the Flash images. Meryl Streep stars as a musician who abandoned her family when she was young in order to seek fame in California. Years later, she returns home and attempts to resume her role as a mother. The cast also includes Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband, real-life daughter Mamie Gummer as her fictional daughter, and Rick Springfield, who plays a Flash member in love with Ricki. But no matter who shares the screen, it always comes back to Streep, who will probably get another Oscar nomination for her performance, not because anyone has seen it yet, but because her name is automatically filled in on Academy ballots.
Check out the new Ricki and the Flash images. The film opens August 7th and also stars Sebastian Stan and Audra McDonald.
Here’s the official synopsis for Ricki and the Flash:
Three-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep goes electric and takes on a whole new gig – a hard-rocking singer/guitarist – for Oscar®-winning director Jonathan Demme and Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody in the uplifting comedy Ricki and the Flash. In a film loaded with music and live performance, Streep stars as Ricki, a guitar heroine who gave up everything for her dream of rock-and-roll stardom, but is now returning home to make things right with her family. Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer, who plays her fictional daughter; Rick Springfield, who takes on the role of a Flash member in love with Ricki; and Kevin Kline, who portrays Ricki’s long-suffering ex-husband.