Streep, Bridges And “Hope Springs”

Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges are in talks to star in “Great Hope Springs” for Escape Artists according to Production Weekly.

Penned by Vanessa Taylor Writer, the pair would play a couple married for three decades who must decide whether to continue with the arrangement during an intense weekend of counselling.

Philip Seymour Hoffman had been circling the role of the counsellor but looks to be hitting a scheduling conflict with Paul Thomas Anderson’s religion-themed next project.

Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”) directs from a script by Vanessa Taylor. Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Guymon Casady and Steve Tisch are producing.