Will Mike Nichols Guide Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges in "Great Hope Springs"?

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Tony and Academy Award-winning director Mike Nichols appears to be in negotiations to direct Academy Award winners Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges in the upcoming film “Great Hope Springs.”


Thewrap.com reports that Streep and Bridges are close to finalizing deals to play an older couple who attend an intense counseling session over a weekend in the hopes of determining the future of their marriage. The screenplay for the film is by Vanessa Taylor.

Nichols has received seven Tony Awards for direction; the shows for which he was awarded include Barefoot in the Park, Luv, The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, The Real Thing and Spamalot. He received an Academy Award for directing “The Graduate” and has also directed the films “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” “Carnal Knowledge,” “Silkwood,” “Postcards from the Edge,” “The Birdcage,” “Closer” and “Charlie Wilson’s War,” and the television adaptations of “Wit” and “Angels in America,” winning Emmy Awards for both.

— Thomas Peter

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