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.”