Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas are also in early talks to join the production. They already have one film in the works about that subject, and now it looks like they're circling Steven Soderbergh'sPanama Papers movie The Laundromat.
The Panama Papers are 11.5 million documents belonging to the world's fourth biggest law firm, Mossack Fonseca, which were leaked in 2015.
Streep is coming off an Oscar nomination for playing a real-life figure in Steven Spielberg's drama The Post and will next appear in Mamma Mia! Soderbergh and Burns previously worked together on Contagion, The Informant!
It has not yet been announced what role Streep will play in the film but sources have claimed she will be the emotional throughline. The Panama Papers are almost 12 million documents that detail private financial information about offshore business entities.
Michael Sugar, Lawrence Grey, Gregory Jacobs, Soderbergh and Burns are producing. In "Secrecy World", the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Jake Bernstein explores this shadow economy and how it evolved, drawing on millions of leaked documents from ... a trove now known as the Panama Papers―as well as other journalistic and government investigations. Marina Walker, ICIJ deputy director, and Gerard Ryle, who leads the ICIJ's headquarters staff in Washington D.C., and oversaw the more than 400 journalists in 76 countries on the Panama Papers, are also on-board to collaborate on the film. "Here We Go Again" and later this year will be seen opposite Emily Blunt in Disney's "Mary Poppins Returns". Lucky for us, she's showing no signs of slowing down.