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Meryl Streep Joins Mamma Mia!
Whaaa?

11 January 2007  |  Written by   

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Yesterday it was reported that there is a screen adaptation of the hit Abba stage musical Mamma Mia! in the works, to be directed by theatre director Phyllida Lloyd. Then today the world went insane and careened off its axis. It seems, according to Variety, that Meryl Streep -- proper multi-Oscar winning proper actress Meryl Streep -- is to topline this musical beloved by camp men and coachloads of raucous middle-aged women named Doreen.

Streep will play a single mother whose daughter is about to marry and wants to finally meet the father she has never known. So, naturally, she invites three potential fathers to her wedding to find out which is hers. This gives spurious reason to sing Abba hits like Dancing Queen and Winner Takes It All. Streep has sung on film before (Postcards From The Edge, Prairie Home Companion) but this is her first full musical.

For reasons impossible to fathom Mamma Mia! has played in over 130 countries since opening in 1999 and grossed $1.6 billion. Which means there are people in the world who consider this film an appealing idea. These people are called lunatics and must be stopped, lest they breed and take over the world.

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RE: Meryl Streep Joins Mamma Mia!
treep Discusses ia! from Guardian.co.uk More

Posted by Mason Verger at 15:40 on 09 July 2008 | Report This Post

OMG! Coolest news EVA!
Meryl Streep? Mamma Mia? Oh, greatest bit of news EVER! More

Posted by turnblad at 20:20 on 11 January 2007 | Report This Post

musicals rock!
i think that it is brilliant ! as my sister is the p.a for the producer and founder of mamma mia and she is so excited to be a part of this once in a life time opportunity. i mean if you went to see a musical you know how fantastic they can be. so i think good on you meryl to be part such a fun thing, so what if idiots dislike mamma mia or criticize meryl, for being part of this movie. its there fault for not being so posative in the first palace and they will see how far it has got, when its re More

Posted by mcginity at 19:29 on 11 January 2007 | Report This Post

Yes to musicals!
I've never seen Mamma Mia because I'm too embarrassed about my own past behaviour in Greece to want to see other Brits flaunting themselves to Abba, but I have staunch belief that Meryl will sing like a bitch and impress everyone. More

Posted by phaeton at 16:23 on 11 January 2007 | Report This Post

oh lord
sounds like "muriels wedding 2"?? More

Posted by kitch_i at 12:53 on 11 January 2007 | Report This Post

'For reasons impossible to fathom Mamma Mia! has played in over 130 countries since opening in 1999 and grossed $1.6 billion. Which means there are people in the world who consider this film an appealing idea. These people are called lunatics and must be stopped, lest they breed and take over the world. ' genius!!! Meryll Streep & Mamma Mia WTF? Ive actually sat through the stage production, never again, not even as a film!! More

Posted by troublemakerashleigh at 12:43 on 11 January 2007 | Report This Post

NO!!
it is wrong in so many ways More

Posted by duncan1964 at 11:57 on 11 January 2007 | Report This Post

no
Abba songs are alright, but the answers still no More

Posted by BlueDragon21120 at 11:45 on 11 January 2007 | Report This Post

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