Panama Papers Film Set to Star Hollywood A List

Meryl Streep to star in thriller based on Panama Papers scandal: report

Meryl Streep to star in thriller based on Panama Papers scandal: report

The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Meryl Streep is set to star in The Laundromat.

The 68-year-old actress is being lined up to appear in the forthcoming drama film, "The Laundromat", and Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas are also said to be in early discussions about appearing in the motion picture. They already have one film in the works about that subject, and now it looks like they're circling Steven Soderbergh's Panama Papers movie The Laundromat.

The drama is the story of the revelations of reams of documents leaked from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca in April by an anonymous whistleblower that bared embarrassing details on investments and money trails from politicians the world over, meant to evade taxes. Scott Z. Burns (Contagion) wrote the screenplay.

Streep's character details are being kept under wraps but according to THR, sources describe her as being the emotional core of the movie.


Most recently, Streep received a 21st Oscar nomination for The Post. Banderas, often relegated to the role of token Spanish-speaker, will likely take on a role as a Panamanian working within Mossack Fonseca.

The Laundromat follows in the footsteps of Spotlight and The Post as a film that venerates journalism and journalists' role in combatting corruption - a theme that feels increasingly pertinent.

It's unclear who Streep or the others will play. Marina Walker, ICIJ deputy director, and Gerard Ryle, who leads the ICIJ's headquarters staff in Washington D.C., and oversaw the more than 400 journalists in 76 countries on the Panama Papers, are also on-board to collaborate on the film.

Streep is known for her versatility and accent adaptation. Lucky for us, she's showing no signs of slowing down.

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