Meryl Streep, 18-time Oscar nominee and doyenne of the American screen, will play opera icon Maria Callas in a film adaptation Terrance McNally’s play Master Class for HBO, Page Six reports. Mike Nichols will direct.
Listen, they don’t even need to make the thing. Meryl Streep and a musician biopic and Mike Nichols? Congratulations, you’ve already won all the Emmys. That was a really great acceptance speech. Meryl, I liked your glasses.
Filming is set to begin in January. Emmys are scheduled to begin September 2015.