Sebastian Stan To Star Alongside Meryl Streep In Ricki And The Flash

Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan is on his way to becoming just as much of a household name as his Captain America co-star Chris Evans. After his badass performance as the titular badguy in The Winter Soldier, it looks like his stock went up considerably. Just yesterday we brought you the news that the actor had joined the immense cast of Ridley Scott’s sci-fi adaptation, The Martian, and today he’s gone and signed onto another corking pic! Thanks to Deadline, we now know he’ll be joining Meryl Streep in Ricki And The Flash.

In the film, set to be directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence Of The Lambs), Stan will play Streep’s estranged son. The Oscar-winning actress will topline the movie as ageing rocker, Ricki, who plays in a local dive bar with her band The Flash. After a chat with her ex-husband (Kevin Kline), she decides she wants to reconnect with her kids and hightails it to New York to rekindle their relationships. It doesn’t sound like the zingiest or most original idea, but with a script from Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body), expect the dialogue to crackle and the plot to twist.

By the looks of things, Stan’s star is set to keep on rising. He’s landed a crop of meaty, dramatic pics such as The Martian and Ricki; a gaggle of action-tastic fare in the Captain America franchise and he’s just completed work on 2015 comedy, The Bronze. The combination of differing genres ought to keep things fresh for the actor, without worries of getting pigeonholed by his Bucky Barnes persona.

Ricki And The Flash is currently in production in New York, with a release date of June 26th, 2015.