All The King’s Men Can’t Keep Streep

Oscar winner drops out of political remake

by Willow Green |
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Oscar darling and accent-queen Meryl Streep has dropped out of the forthcoming remake of All The King's Men. The Steven Zaillian film is a remake of a 1949 Best Picture Oscar winner, and has already attracted a raft of high powered actors, including Sean Penn in the lead role, as well as Jude Law and Kate Winslet. Streep is about to hit our screens in another political remake, The Manchurian Candidate, as well as also appearing with Jude in Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events. She has not given a reason for her sudden departure, but it may well be down to her extremely hectic schedule next year, when she appears to be in production for most of Hollywood's output. The original film followed the rise and fall of politician Willie Starks from a rural country seat to the spotlight in Washington. As well as winning the Best Picture Oscar, it took Best Supporting Actress for Mercedes McCambridge in the role Streep was apparently to have taken. Streep, who already has a record 13 Oscar nominations (from a mere 34 cinema releases

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