Hollywood superstar Meryl Streep is to appear in a new movie including scenes filmed on board Cunard flagship Queen Mary 2.

Let Them All Talk is a comedy being directed by award-winning US director Steven Soderbergh.

The film is being made for new US streaming service HBO Max. Filming started in New York last week.

The film will feature QM2 on a seven-day eastbound transatlantic crossing from New York to Southampton.

The script centres on a celebrated author, played by Streep, who takes a journey on a cruise ship with old friends to have some fun and heal old wounds, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


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Other actors involved in the project include Gemma Chan, Dianne Wiest, Candice Bergen and Lucas Hedges.

Cunard president Simon Palethorpe said: “We’re delighted to be hosting Steven Soderbergh, Meryl Streep and a star studded cast on our flagship for what will be an incredible movie.”

Sarah Aubrey, head of HBO Max original content, was quted as saying: “This is the kind of project where you just say, ‘Yes please, sign me up,’”

“To work with Steven Soderbergh and this all-star cast led by Meryl Streep is thrilling and sets the standard for features at HBO Max.”

HBO Max is due to launch in the US next spring.

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