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Streep to star in Panama Papers scandal movie

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Meryl Streep is set to play the lead role in The Laundromat, a Steven Soderbergh-directed thriller about the Panama Papers.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas are also in early talks to join the project. The Panama Papers was a set of leaked documents that shared financial information of offshore entities, revealing fraud, tax evasion and attempts to avoid international sanctions by some of the biggest names from across the world.

Scott Z Burns has penned the script, which is based on the book by Jake Bernstein titled Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite.

 Michael Sugar, Lawrence Grey, Gregory Jacobs, Soderbergh and Burns are producing the film. Streep recently scored an Oscar nomination for her performance in Steven Spielberg's The Post, about the Pentagon Papers.

-Agencies

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