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Meryl Streep to Star in Panama Papers Thriller for Steven Soderbergh

17 May 2018

Acting legend Meryl Streep signed on to star in Steven Soderbergh's new film, The Laundromat, according to Variety.

Actors Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas have reportedly been in talks to join the cast as well.

Meryl Streep is set to star in the upcoming drama The Laundromat, based on the Panama Papers. The Panama Papers are almost 12 million documents that detail private financial information about offshore business entities. Soderbergh and Burns previously worked together on Contagion, The Informant!

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The Panama Papers were leaked documents that showed how Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm, allowed the wealthy and the connected to funnel money illegally across the world.

Soderbergh, Burns, Michael Sugar, Lawrence Grey, and Gregory Jacobs will produce the movie.

Most recently, Streep received a 21st Oscar nomination for The Post. The book dives into the story surrounding the Panama Papers, which was the largest data leak in corporate and government history. Following her portrayal of The Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham in The Post, Streep seems to be continuing her streak of being the emotional center of films that deal with classified documents. There are also no details on what roles Oldman and Banderas will play.

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Streep is known for her versatility and accent adaptation.

Tag a Meryl Streep fan! "Here We Go Again" and later this year will be seen opposite Emily Blunt in Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns".

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Meryl Streep to Star in Panama Papers Thriller for Steven Soderbergh