The film is being described as a ‘love letter to Broadway’ and is set to begin filming this Summer.

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Following on from her performance in the Netflix adaptation of the musical The Prom, it has been announced that Meryl Streep is set to star in the upcoming film Places, Please.

Directed by Tony and Pulitzer winner Michael Cristofer, with a script by Elisabeth Seldes Annacone, the story will follow Broadway star Lillian Hall (Streep), who throughout her stage career has never missed a performance. But as her latest show, a revival of The Cherry Orchard, approaches, her resilience is questioned, and she must confront the consequences of neglecting that which she gave up. 

The film sees Cristofer and Streep collaborating once again, having worked together in a 1977 Broadway revival of The Cherry Orchard at Lincoln Center Theater (with Meryl Streep as Dunyasha, while Michael Cristofer was making his Broadway debut as Trofimov). It is set to be produced by Meryl Streep alongside Steven Rogers and Jane Rosenthal, with Berry Welsh executive producing.

Further casting and release date for the film have yet to be announced.