Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield Perform in the Trailer for 'Ricki and the Flash' | VIDEO


As you may have heard by now, Meryl Streep’s latest film is one for which the Academy Award–winning actress learned to play the guitar.

Ricki and the Flash finds Streep in the role of an aging rocker who left her family to pursue her career. When a family crisis occurs, she finds herself having to confront her estranged children and ex-husband and the life she left behind.

It’s a comedy. It’s a drama. And it’s got Streep playing guitar and singing alongside rocker Rick Springfield, and strutting some very nice guitars indeed.

The trailer for the film is shown below, and as you’ll see, the film’s writer, Diablo Cody, and director, Jonathan Demme, got a lot of the rocker’s lifestyle absolutely right, from the hair and fashions to the lifestyle and airport security issues.

Ricki and the Flash will be released August 7.