Hollywood titans, who have five Oscars between them, to play ex-lovers in film version of Ann Leary’s bestselling novelHollywood titans Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro are to star opposite one another for the fourth time in an adaptation of Ann Leary’s darkly comic bestselling novel The Good House.Streep will play Hildy Good, a lifelong resident of Boston’s North Shore who befriends a beautiful young new arrival while struggling with her own drink problem. De Niro stars as Good’s eccentric old flame Frank Getchell, who warns her to steer clear of her new companion.Streep, 64, and the 69-year-old De Niro are among Hollywood’s most decorated stars, with five Oscars and dozens of nominations between them. Streep made her name with an Oscar-winning turn as the fiancee of Christopher Walken’s Vietnam infantryman Nick Chevotarevich in Michael Cimino’s searing 1978 war drama The Deer Hunter, in which De Niro played staff sergeant Mike Vronsky. The pair also starred together in 1996’s Marvin’s Room and 1984 romance Falling in Love, in which they played lovers.The Good House, described by US publisher Macmillan as a “funny, poignant and terrifying” story that “lays bare the secrets of one little town”, is being adapted for the …read more

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