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Meryl Streep's Rock Comedy 'Ricki and the Flash' Gets Release Date

6/17/2014

By Todd Cunningham
TheWrap

"Ricki and the Flash," the rock and roll comedy directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Meryl Streep, will be released on June 26, 2015, Sony Pictures Entertainment said Tuesday.

The studio also set Oct. 2, 2015, as the release date for an untitled film directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It's based on Philippe Petit's Memoirs "To Reach the Clouds."

They're the first two films from Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions.

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"Ricki and the Flash," which is written by Diablo Cody and produced by Marc Platt and Mason Novick. Is story of a rock 'n' roll-loving woman who chased her dreams at the cost of her family, but now gets a chance to put things right.

The last weekend in June is the same one that in 2006 launched Streep's "The Devil Wears Prada," which turned into a hit for Rothman at Fox and grossed $325 million worldwide. It was successful counter-programming against "Superman Returns," but "Ricki and the Flash" will face a different sort of challenge, going up against Universal's "Ted 2."

More to come …

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