(L-R back row) Producers Nikki Silver and Neil Koenigsberg, actors Odeya Rush, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Jeff Bridges, director Phillip Noyce, actor Cameron Monaghan, actress/musician Taylor Swift, co-screenwriter Robert B. Weide (L-R front row) actors Brenton Thwaites and Emma Tremblay, author Lois Lowry, and co-screenwriter Michael Mitnick attend a press conference for the Weinstein Company’s ‘The Giver’at JW Marriott Essex House on August 12, 2014 in New York City
“We only know each other from seeing each other at awards ceremonies, or those kinds of events,” she says. “But whenever I see her, I always go up to her and start kissing her. I don’t even say anything — I just kiss her. She must think I’m some crazy person.”
Now, I’m in heightened pre-production on a feature film, Ricki and the Flash, which we’re going to start shooting on Oct. 1. It’s a great script by Diablo Cody, and Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, and Mamie Gummer are in the cast. It’s a rock ’n’ roll driven family drama/comedy.