Meryl Streep to star in 'Library Cat'
Actress purrs for New Line's 'Dewey'
By MICHAEL FLEMING
Meryl Streep is purring over "Dewey," a fact-based film about a stray cat's impact on the town of Spencer, Iowa. The project has landed at New Line Cinema.
Streep is attached to star in the adaptation of the Vicki Myron book "Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World." Pamela Gray will pen the script.
Streep intends to play the author, who works at the library and observed the impact that a kitten had on the townsfolk once it became the library mascot after wandering in through the after-hours book return slot on a cold night.Temple Hill Entertainment partners Marty Bowen and Wyck Godfrey are setting the film at New Line, where the duo have a first-look deal. Several other studios were bidding.
Bowen and Godfrey will produce, and IPG's Jerry Kalajian and Temple Hill's Pete Harris will be involved in producing capacities.