Three of the most powerful women in Hollywood (literally) are about to join forces. Oprah Winfrey, Sandra Bullock, and Meryl Streep were announced Friday as the leads of one of the most star-studded movie projects maybe ever.
The reigning female trinity of Tinseltown will star in a still-untitled film to be written and directed by Sex and the City writer/director/producer Michael Patrick King. According to Deadline, the movie will be "set in the world of a Home Shopping-type network, where characters make their way through the maze of mania that surrounds marketing, marriages and the media." Given the caliber of the talent involved, what's good, what's bad, and what's puzzling about the project's announcement?
Streep and Bullock's constant ribbing and repartee as they went through last year's Oscar season was the highlight of a long, drawn-out affair. From "the kiss" to the praise they showered on each other's work, it's about time the two stopped the flirting and made the partnership official, professionally.
We've also seen Streep successfully tackle comedy on numerous occasions, but last year's It's Complicated saw Streep embody a sexual freedom that was both surprising and uproarious. Pairing that energy with King's Sex and the City button-pushing writing could be brilliant.