It has just been announced that Meryl Streep has been cast in the role of Sister Aloysius in the film adaptation of John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Broadway play Doubt. The play, which is currently on tour, stars out actor Cherry Jones in the role that Streep is about to take on; Jones won a Tony for the role.
In Doubt, Sister Aloysius, a nun and the principal of a New York Catholic school, accuses a priest (who will now be played by Dustin Hoffman) of sexually abusing a student. It doesn't sound like the happiest of tales, but I'm sure that Ms. Streep will make it entirely worth watching. How much do I love practically every role I've seen her in? Here are a few memorable ones:
The Devil Wears Prada
The Manchurian Candidate
Out of Africa