Streep set for Steven Soderbergh's The Laundromat

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Meryl Streep will star in The Laundromat, a drama based on the Panama Papers that Steven Soderbergh will direct.

Antonio Banderas and newly minted Oscar-winner Gary Oldman are also in talks to star.

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Meryl Streep is set to star in the upcoming drama The Laundromat, based on the Panama Papers.

The Panama Papers were leaked documents that showed how Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm, allowed the wealthy and the connected to funnel money illegally in and around the world. It has a screenplay by Scott Z. Burns who has a history of frequently working alongside Soderbergh. The Panama Papers are almost 12 million documents that detail private financial information about offshore business entities. Sources said that Netflix is among those circling the project, which is produced by Burns, Lawrence Grey, Soderbergh and Michael Sugar.

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Meryl Streep has signed on to lead the movie, and while there are no details on her character, "sources describe it as being the emotional throughline of the movie". The work, released in collaboration with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), set off an international firestorm, triggering the resignation of heads of state, judicial investigations in over a dozen countries and a global debate on just how easy it has become for the wealthy to avoid taxes, game the system and evade the law.

It's unclear who Streep or the others will play. That film explored the struggle the Washington Post went through with publishing the Pentagon Papers in the early 1970s.

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Streep continues to prove herself as one of the most versatile actresses in Hollywood. Her upcoming roles in Big Little Lies, Mary Poppins Returns, and Mamma Mia!

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