Michael Scott is right. Streep is pretty much the best actor around. After conquering the worldwide box office as a dancing queen in the ABBA-inspired musical Mamma Mia!, Streep will next be seen in Doubt, a project dripping in Oscar-bait: she plays a nun hellbent on exposing a priest (Philip Seymour Hoffman) for his questionable activity with a minor. (Hello Oscar nomination #15!)
Doubt is about as heavy as it gets, subject-wise, so it's not surprising Streep has decided to follow it up with a Nancy Meyers romantic comedy. Meyers, writer/director of Something's Gotta Give and What Women Want, has cast Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin to play rivals for Streep's affections in the as-yet untitled film. It is due sometime in 2009. Baldwin and Martin, incidentally, will co-star on an upcoming episode of 30 Rock.
Baldwin and Martin are proven funnymen, but can we just stop for a moment and give a shout out to Streep's tremendous comedic chops? Click here if you don't believe us.
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