Meryl Streep is to star opposite her daughter Mamie Gummer in an upcoming rock comedy.
The pair will play mother and daughter in the Diablo Cody-written film “Ricki and the Flash”, according to The Wrap. Streep will play singer Ricki, who lost her family after following her dreams of becoming a star. Gummer is in talks to play Ricki’s daughter Julie. Kevin Kline is also in line to play Ricki’s ex-husband Pete.
The Silence of the Lambs’ Jonathan Demme will direct the project, to be released on June 26, 2015.
Gummer previously starred alongside her mother as a 2-year-old in 1986′s Heartburn. She has since become best known for her roles in John Adams, The Big C and The Good Wife.
by on May 15th, 2014 • Categories: Gallery Update, Public Appearances • Comments: 0
Hi guys, I’m terribly sorry for not updating for such a long time. Anyway, I wanted to thank my friend Kaci, who was kind enough to donate all the missing event photos, which have been added to the gallery.
Public Appearances > Public Appearances 2014 > January 8: 2014 Dior Beauty Operation Smile Luncheon
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by on Nov 30th, 2013 • Categories: Gallery Update, Public Appearances • Comments: 0
I’m sorry I’ve been a little MIA lately, but I’ve been super busy with my off-line life. In the meantime, Mamie attended two events, photos from both have been added to the gallery.
Public Appearances > Public Appearances 2013 > September 26: Opening Of “The Glass Menagerie”
Public Appearances > Public Appearances 2013 > October 23: PRADA Journal – A Literary Contest In Collaboration With Feltrinelli Editore
by on Nov 10th, 2013 • Categories: "The Good Wife", Gallery Update, Project, Screencaptures • Comments: 0
Mamie was in the latest “The Good Wife” episode called “The Next Day”. Screencaptures from the show have been added to the gallery.
TV Shows > “The Good Wife” > Screencaptures > 5.06 The Next Day
by on Nov 4th, 2013 • Categories: Career News, Project • Comments: 0
Ray Liotta, Mamie Gummer, Billy Magnussen, and Rosemary Harris have all joined the already sprawling ensemble cast of David Milch’s new HBO drama, The Money. They join Nathan Lane, Brendan Gleeson, David Harewood, Laila Roberts, and Dominique McElligott, among others.
The Money tells the story of James Castman (Gleeson), a super-rich media mogul who uses his influence to push around his family, just like super-rich media moguls are known to do. Liotta will play George Archer, a wealthy Wall Street tycoon who appears to be untouchable (but probably isn’t, knowing Milch). Gummer will play Tricia Castman, the old money daughter-in-law of Gleeson’s character who’ll probably have some dark secret that she’s been forced to keep quiet due to her family’s prominent position. Boardwalk Empire’s Patrick Kennedy will play her TV husband, John Castman.
Into The Woods prince Magnussen will play Greg Castman, the mogul’s middle and favorite son. And Harris will play Ellen Knox, the smart and funny mother of James Castman’s wife Ruth, who’ll be played by Roberts.
by on Sep 29th, 2013 • Categories: Gallery Update, Public Appearances • Comments: 0
Mamie attended the opening night performance of Broadway’s “Romeo & Juliet” on September 19. Big thanks to Raina for the photos!
Public Appearances > Public Appearances 2013 > September 19: Opening Night Of “Romeo & Juliet”
by on Sep 9th, 2013 • Categories: "The Lifeguard", Media, Project, Videos • Comments: 0
In a video interview, Mamie and Kristen Bell speculate on whether or not you can go home again and hard times for 20-somethings.
by on Sep 9th, 2013 • Categories: "The Good Wife", "The Lifeguard", Articles & Interviews, Project • Comments: 0
From writer/director Liz W. Garcia, “The Lifeguard” tells the story of Leigh (Kristen Bell), who flees to her suburban hometown when her career and love life both come crashing down. Once there, she moves into her old room with her parents, hangs out with old friends, and reclaims her former job as a condo-complex lifeguard, without ever thinking about the affect her actions will have on those closest to her.
At the film’s press day, actress Mamie Gummer (who plays one of Leigh’s hometown best friends) spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about why she wanted to be a part of this film, how she related to her character, what made Liz Garcia such a great first-time feature director, how effortless it was to work with Kristen Bell, that she’d like to keep exploring comedy, and how much she’s enjoyed her time on The Good Wife.
Collider: How did this come about for you?
MAMIE GUMMER: I was sent the script, and I really loved it and wanted to be in it. I was very happy to discover that (writer/director) Liz [Garcia] also wanted me to be in it. We agreed on that point. And everything else just came very easily. It flowed pretty breezily. I felt that the story, the landscape and that character was something that I could relate to. Growing up in New England and having a similar adolescence and upbringing, I felt like I could honestly help to tell that story. And I was just really grateful to Liz for writing it, taking the initiative, and stepping up as a female director, helming it and making it happen.
Is this a character that you found yourself easily relating to and identifying with, or did you have to figure her out a little bit?
GUMMER: A bit of both. When you meet her in the movie, she’s at loose ends, but she’s more rigid. Her life is routinized and regulated, in a very comforting way that I am wholly unfamiliar with. She’s a suburban woman with a steady job, and that’s the opposite of being an actor. She’s at odds in her relationship and her marriage. That’s what we see of her, and I think many people have experienced that.
What was it that sold you on Liz Garcia, as a first-time director?
GUMMER: She just seemed wholly and completely capable. It was a great way to spend a summer. I love the energy of an independent film set. No one is there for the money. Everyone is there ‘cause they really want to be there. It makes all the difference in the world. It’s without ego and agenda, other than just wanting to fulfill a creative dream. And it was pretty dreamy.
Is it important to you to do films like this and remind yourself why you love acting?
GUMMER: Yeah, definitely! I don’t think I’m ever really going to run the risk of disappearing into a Marvel franchise. I just don’t know how I would fit into a catsuit. So, I take other jobs to subsidize this kind of thing and make this possible.
by on Aug 25th, 2013 • Categories: Articles & Interviews • Comments: 0
If you can’t tell Meryl Streep’s daughters apart, it’s not your fault. You’re not alone! Two thirds of the talented Gummer clan (who go by the surname of their father, sculptor Don Gummer) have been popping up regularly on TV and the movies, not to mention in theater, and while it’s easy to point at a screen and knowingly say, “That’s Meryl Streep’s daughter,” it’s no great accomplishment if you can’t take it to the next level and say whether it’s Mamie or Grace. So with one of the similar-looking siblings showing up regularly on The Newsroom right now, sowing confusion anew, it’s time to help with a cheat sheet.
Mamie Gummer, 30
Where you might have seen her:
+ As Emily Owens on the short-lived CW show “Emily Owens M.D”.
+ As Kristen Bell’s responsible friend in “The Lifeguard”.
+ As lawyer Nancy Crozier, who took on Alicia Florrick, in “The Good Wife”.
+ As Sally Smith Adams, John Adams’s daughter-in-law, in “John Adams”.
+ As Maxine Cooper, a pregnant woman who responds to Laura Linney’s adoption dreams, in “The Big C”.
Roles cast with mother, Meryl Streep:
+ “Evening”, in which she plays a younger version of her mother.
+ “Heartburn”, in which she plays her mother’s daughter, Annie.
Distinguishing characteristics: She has lighter hair and an overall lighter complexion, and is shorter than Grace.