HBOMax Acquires Steven Soderbergh/Meryl Streep Comedy “Let Them All Talk”

Director Steven Soderbergh attends 'Logan Lucky' benefit screening August 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
Director Steven Soderbergh attends 'Logan Lucky' benefit screening August 9, 2017 in Knoxville, Tennessee. (Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
By Bonnie Stiernberg / August 20, 2019 11:51 am

If today’s Apple TV Plus news isn’t enough to satisfy your streaming wars fix, we’ve also got our first peek at HBOMax’s programming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the upcoming streaming service from WarnerMedia has made its first acquisition, and it’s a doozy: the Steven Soderbergh-directed comedy Let Them All Talk.

The movie, which reportedly began shooting last week in New York, will star Meryl Streep, Gemma Chan, Lucas Hedges, Dianne Wiest and Candice Bergen. It centers around a famous author (Streep) who goes on a cruise with some old friends (Bergen and Wiest) and her nephew (Hedges). Chan plays a literary agent who becomes involved with Hedges’s character.

“This is the kind of project where you just say, ‘Yes please, sign me up,'” Sarah Aubrey, head of HBO Max original content, said in a statement. “To work with Steven Soderbergh and this all-star cast led by Meryl Streep is thrilling and sets the standard for features at HBO Max.”

HBOMax — which is not to be confused with HBONow or HBOGo — is slated to launch in spring 2020.

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