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EXCLUSIVE FEATURETTE: Behind The Scenes With Meryl Streep In 'Ricki And The Flash'

24/07/2015 13:34 BST | Updated 24/07/2015 13:59 BST

Meryl Streep has been known to transform herself on screen - from Margaret Thatcher to Karen Blixen, via a Jewish rabbi - but this may be her most out-there effort yet.

While she previously belted out some ABBA tunes for the screen version of 'Mamma Mia', this is a whole new gig, with the Oscar winner playing a hard-rocking singer and guitarist in 'Ricki and the Flash'.

Watch Meryl in action in our Exclusive Clip above...

As Ricki Rendazzo, she is a guitar heroine who followed her dreams of rock and roll stardom, but tripped over a few people along the way. Returning home, she gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right with her family.

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Meryl learns to shred for her role as Ricki Rendazzo

Streep stars opposite her real-life daughter Mamie Gummer; Rick Springfield, portraying a Flash member in love with Ricki; Kevin Kline as Ricki’s ex-husband; and Audra McDonald as Kline’s new wife.

Ricki and the Flash is in UK cinemas from 4 September. Watch the trailer below...

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