Meryl Streep Learned Electric Guitar to Co-Star with Rick Springfield in New Movie

By: Jim Johnson

Rick Springfield says Meryl Streep was “really brave” in learning to master the electric guitar and play a credible musician in the movie Ricki and the Flash.

US actress Meryl Streep waves to photographers upon her arrival for the Japan premiere of her latest movie "Into the Woods" in Tokyo on March 4, 2015. The Disney film will be shown all over the nation from March 14.     AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA        (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

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The ’80s teen idol and the three-time Oscar winner co-star in the movie, which opens August 7. Springfield says the unlikely duo found their rhythm onstage while performing together.

The movie‘s trailer features Streep and Springfield performing “Drift Away,” while its soundtrack album also includes the film’s fictional band covering “Wooly Bully,” “American Girl,” “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Lookin For” and “Get the Party Started.” (The Hollywood Reporter)

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