Meryl Streep is an American actress who is often described as the “best actress of her generation”, Streep is particularly known for her versatility and accent adaptation. With a career spanning over four decades, Streep has given brilliant performances year after year with great consistency. Starting her career in the early 1970s, Streep starred in multiple hits like ‘The Deer Hunter’, ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’, ‘Sophie’s Choice’, ‘The French Lieutenant’s Woman’, ‘Silkwood’, ‘Out of Africa’, ‘Ironweed’, ‘Evil Angels’, ‘Postcards from the Edge’, ‘The Bridges of Madison County’, ‘One True Thing’, ‘Music of the Heart’, ‘Adaptation’, ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, ‘Doubt’ and ‘Julie & Julia’.
In 2011, Streep played Margaret Thatcher in ‘The Iron Lady’, a British biographical film which takes a look at the Prime Minister during the Falklands War and her years in retirement. She re-united with her ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ director David Frankel on the sets of the romantic comedy-drama film ‘Hope Springs’ in 2012, co-starring Tommy Lee Jones and Steve Carell. In 2013, she starred alongside Julia Roberts and Ewan McGregor in the black comedy drama ‘August: Osage County’ about a dysfunctional family that re-unites into the familial house when their patriarch suddenly disappears.
In 2015, she starred in Jonathan Demme’s ‘Ricki and the Flash’, playing a grocery store checkout worker by day who is a rock musician at night, and who has one last chance to reconnect with her estranged family. In 2016, she starred in the Stephen Frears-directed comedy ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’, an eponymous biopic about a blithely unaware tone-deaf opera singer who insists upon public performance. She next starred as the first American female newspaper publisher, Katharine Graham, to Tom Hanks’ Ben Bradlee, in Steven Spielberg‘s political drama ‘The Post’ in 2017, which centers on The Washington Post’s publication of the 1971 Pentagon Papers. In 2018, she briefly reprised the role of Donna Sheridan in the musical sequel ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Meryl Streep movie or tv show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Meryl Streep films and shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Meryl Streep movie would be as good as some of her recent ones.
1. Big Little Lies (2017 – )
Meryl Streep joins Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman in the second season of the popular HBO drama series ‘Big Little Lies.’ The three-time Oscar-winner plays the role of Mary Louise Wright, who is the grieving mother of recently deceased Perry (played by Alexander Skarsgård). When Mary Louise Wright descends upon the suburb of Monterey to find out the truth behind her beloved son’s death, the plot thickens. David E. Kelley, who served as the creator for the critically acclaimed first season, adapted the screenplay for season 2 from a story by ‘Big Little Lies’ writer Liane Moriarty.
The three moms in Monterey, California return after their climactic showdown with the abusive husband and rapist Perry in the season 1. ‘Big Little Lies‘ season 2 is directed by Andrea Arnold, who is known for ‘American Honey‘ and ‘Transparent,’ while Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Jean-Marc Vallée, Nathan Ross, Gregg Fienberg, and David E. Kelley serve as executive producers. HBO airs ‘Big Little Lies’ season 2 on June 9, 2019.