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Meryl Streep is set to hit the TV screens. -- AFP
The HBO project is based on a play and will be directed by Mike Nichols.
It’s not TV, it’s Meryl Streep.
The acting legend will play opera legend Maria Callas in director Mike Nichols’ HBO adaptation of Terrence McNally’s play Master Class, TheWrap has confirmed, bringing her two Oscars to the small screen.
The play first opened in 1995 on Broadway, with Zoe Caldwell in the role of Callas, who tells stories about her life. She lived a dramatic life with a difficult family, great fame, an affair with Aristotle Onassis (who left her for Jackie Kennedy), and plenty of physical transformations.
Streep, who starred in Tommy Lee Jones’ Cannes hit The Homesman, will be seen in upcoming musicals such as Disney’s Into The Woods, and Jonathan Demme and Diablo Cody’s Ricky And The Flash.
She’ll next be seen in the adaptation of the famous young adult novel, The Giver. — Reuters
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