Meryl Streep has joined the cast of Steven Soderbergh’s “The Laundromat”, The Hollywood Reporter announced today.
Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas are in early talks to join the production, scripted by Scott Z.Burns.
The film, which is currently 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 were leaked documents that showed how Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm, allowed the wealthy and the connected to funnel money illegally in and around the world.
Streep’s character details are being kept secret, but sources describe it as being the emotional throughline of the movie.
The Oscar winning actress next stars in Uni’s “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” and later this year will be seen opposite Emily Blunt in Disney’s “Mary Poppins Returns”.