Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Laurence Reese

Panama Papers Film Set to Star Hollywood A List

Panama Papers Film Set to Star Hollywood A List

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

Actors Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas have reportedly been in talks to join the cast as well. They already have one film in the works about that subject, and now it looks like they're circling Steven Soderbergh's Panama Papers movie The Laundromat.

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The movie will detail the leaked documents, which showed how Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca allowed the wealthy firms and individuals to move money illegally around the globe. She will reprise her role as Donna in the Mamma Mia sequel and she will also appear in Mary Poppins Returns, playing a character named Topsy. His frequent collaborator Scott Z. Burns wrote the script for The Laundromat.

The film, which is now without a home (though Netflix are reportedly keen), will be based on the book by Jake Bernstein titled "Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite". The Panama Papers are almost 12 million documents that detail private financial information about offshore business entities.

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Soderbergh, Burns, Michael Sugar, Lawrence Grey, and Gregory Jacobs will produce the movie. Marina Walker, ICIJ deputy director, and Gerard Ryle, who leads the ICIJ's headquarters staff in Washington D.C., and oversaw the more than 400 journalists in 76 countries on the Panama Papers, are also on-board to collaborate on the film. From a nun to a rock star, Margaret Thatcher to Anna Wintour, Meryl Streep really can do it all - and do it all convincingly. Here We Go Again will graciously keep us in touch with the many sides of Meryl.

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