HBO Max's 'Let them All Talk': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Meryl Streep starrer

'Let them All Talk' is an upcoming HBO Max original movie slated to release on December 10 on the streaming platform. The film is directed by Steven Soderbergh

                            HBO Max's 'Let them All Talk': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Meryl Streep starrer
Meryl Streep as Alice Hughes (HBO Max)

'Let them All Talk' sees Meryl Streep reunite with director Steven Soderbergh after 'The Laundromat'. The project produced by Gregory Jacobs was announced in 2019 when both Meryl Streep and Gemma Chan had been announced to cast in the same. 

Release date: 

'Let Them All Talk' is slated to release on December 10. 


The film is about an author who goes on a two-week cruise to collect an award while also using this as an opportunity to start work on her next manuscript. Alice Hughes, the author in question goes on this trip with her two friends whom she hasn't spoken to in years and her nephew. Her agent Karen, however, goes on the same cruise but she doesn't let her writer know that she is on board.


Meryl Streep as Alice Hughes

Actor Meryl Streep plays the role of Alice Hughes, the author around whom the film is centered. She is Tyler’s aunt and one of Roberta and Susan’s friends and the reason why Karen is on the cruise at all is because of Alice. 

Gemma Chan as Karen, a literary agent

Actor Gemma Chan who plays the role of Karen, Alice's literary agent in the film, is well known for her role in 'Crazy Rich Asians'. She is dead set on knowing what Alice plans on writing and if needed, she also wants to egg her on to work on her manuscript as much as possible. She also uses Alice's nephew to help her with the same. 

Lucas Hedges as Tyler Hughes, Alice’s nephew

Actor Lucas Hedges plays the role of Alice's nephew who travels along with her on the cruise. Karen uses him as a spy but in the process, he ends up falling in love with her. 

Candice Bergen as Roberta, one of Alice and Susan’s friends

In an interview with EW, actor Candice Bergen had revealed how she had signed on to play the part and said, "Steven contacted me, and we met for lunch, and he barely had the words out of his mouth, and I [said], 'Yes, yes. Whatever you want. I'm dying to, yes, yes.' I think he's the most fearless filmmaker, and his intellect is so piercing. He was doing the camerawork, so you sort of watched his brain right behind the camera, spinning like a top. It was really interesting. And short. We barely shot two weeks, I think."

Dianne Wiest as Susan, Eddie’s mother and one of Alice and Roberta’s friends

Reflecting a similar sentiment, actor Dianne Wiest also revealed in the same interview, "[Soderbergh] called, and just like Meryl, I am such an admirer of his, and I couldn't quite believe I was talking to him. And then he said, 'Meryl recommended you for this,' or 'She would like to see if you would be interested in doing this'. I thanked her so much."


The film is directed by Academy Award-winner Steven Soderbergh and speaking about working with him on this after 'The Laundromat', Streep had said to EW, "Yeah. I told he [Soderbergh] was gonna ruin everything for every director, and every production designer, and everything else, because he made the movie for 25 cents — I know that's what I was paid. Then it was made in two weeks, and it was a free ride on the boat."

The film is written by Deborah Eisenberg who is a well-known fiction writer and most of the film follows her narrative but the dialogues themselves were left to the actors to improvise on. 


The official trailer of 'Let Them all Talk' depicts an author who made a mistake in the past of using people very close to her as sources in her book and that has ended up leaving her alone and away from her friends. On this cruise, she ends up trying to reconnect with them, but is it really as easy she believes it to be? 


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