HBO Max acquires Soderbergh comedy starring Meryl Streep, Gemma Chan
HBO Max has acquired the original comedy Let Them All Talk from director Steven Soderbergh, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed. Oscar-winner Meryl Streep (The Post, Big Little Lies) and Gemma Chan (Humans, Captain Marvel) will star in the feature.
Also starring Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway), Oscar nominee Candice Bergen (Starting Over), and Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges (Manchester by the Sea), Let Them All Talk centers on a celebrated author (Streep) who takes a journey on a cruise ship with some old friends (Bergen, Wiest) to have some fun and heal old wounds. Her nephew (Hedges) comes along to wrangle the ladies and finds himself involved with a young literary agent (Chan).
“This is the kind of project where you just say, ‘Yes please sign me up,’” said Sarah Aubrey, head of HBO Max’s original content. “To work with Steven Soderbergh and this all-star cast led by Meryl Streep is thrilling and sets the standard for features at HBO Max.”
The movie is written by MacArthur Fellow and PEN/Faulkner award-winning author Deborah Eisenberg. Soderbergh will direct and co-financed the project alongside producer Greg Jacobs. The deal was brokered by Michael Sugar of Sugar 23 and Jamie Feldman on behalf of the filmmakers.
The movie is currently filming in New York and will also shoot in the UK. HBO Max will launch in spring 2020 as the streamer’s slate continues to expand its original programming.
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