Director David Frankel & Meryl Streep Head to 'Great Hope Springs'
After making a rather enjoyable romantic comedy in the form of The Devil Wears Prada, director David Frankel and star Meryl Streep are set to collaborate again. Deadline reports the duo will work together on Great Hope Springs, a comedy from TV writer Vanessa Taylor that focuses on a couple who puts their future in the hands of a marriage counselor for one weekend when their relationship hits some serious bumps after 30 years together. We first heard about Streep's involvement with the project last June, and though Jeff Bridges was rumored to play her husband in the film, the actor is not actually attached to star.
At the same time Streep and Bridges were connected to the project, director Mike Nichols (The Graduate, Charlie Wilson's War) was said to be in talks to direct the film, but apparently that's no longer the case. Mandate Pictures is still looking to fill the role of Streep's husband, and someone also needs to play the marriage counselor. Philip Seymour Hoffman had expressed interest last year, but scheduling conflicts kept him out of the running. However, it's been over six months since the story broke, so maybe he can make himself available. There's definitely the potential for a decent relationship comedy here, so stay tuned. Interested?