First trailer for Netflix's The Laundromat starring Meryl Streep

The three time Academy-Award winner plays a widow investigating the Panama Papers scandal.

Netflix has released the first trailer for Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming black-comedy The Laundromat starring Meryl Streep. 

In a similar style to Adam McKay’s The Big Short, the The 1:51 clip promises a quirky, irreverent look at the international Panama Papers scandal which broke in 2016. 

Streep plays a fictional widow Ellen who decides to begin her own investigation after being defrauded out of a large sum of money during a dream vacation to Panama.

Leads take her to to two slimy, flamboyant lawyers (Antonio Banderas and Academy-Award winner Gary Oldman) who’re happily exploiting the world’s financial system.

The Laundromat was written by frequent Soderbergh collaborator Scott Z. Burns and will serve as an adaptation of journalist Jake Bernstein’s best-selling book Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite. 

Its large ensemble cast also sees David Schwimmer, Sharon Stone, Jeffery Wright and Robert Patrick in supporting roles. 

This will be the second project Soderbergh has directed for the streaming service after this year’s sports drama High Flying Bird starring Andre Holland. 

The Laundromat will enjoy a small cinematic release in the US before coming to Netflix on 18th October. 

Source: Indiewire

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