Saturday, May 18, 2024

Meryl Streep Will Solve “Puzzle” with Stanley Tucci


Meryl Streep is really getting into the Stanley Tucci business. Or maybe it’s vice versa.

Sources tell me that La Streep has tentatively agreed to star in the American version of “Puzzle”–an Argentinian hit–with Tucci directing for HBO. The original “Puzzle” should open in the states in January.

In “Puzzle,” Meryl would play a housewife who discovers an unnatural knack for solving jigsaw puzzles. But of coure the story is about much more than that–the puzzles are a metaphor.

Tucci would play the puzzle master who Meryl’s character winds up taking lessons from.

This is the second Tucci-Streep project that’s come up recently. Tucci and his producing partners Steve Buscemi and Wren Arthur also have “Mommy and Me” set to go. Tina Fey plays Streep’s adult “boomerang” daughter who comes home to live with her.

All this Streep-Tucci talk emanates of course from their friendship (yes, it’s a real friendship, nothing else kids). They worked together beautifully in “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Julie and Julia.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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