Tina Fey to co-star with Meryl Streep? Why, it's Fey's dream collaboration!

The L.A. Times has an intriguing story today about Creative Artists Agency shopping around the tentatively titled Mommy & Me, a movie to be directed by Stanley Tucci starring Meryl Streep and Tina Fey. There’s no script yet — hell, there isn’t even a writer — so this project is just learning to crawl. But the idea of a Streep-Fey pairing with Tucci behind the lens a) fills me with joy; and b) jogged my memory about something Fey said when I interviewed her (with Steve Carell) for EW’s Date Night cover story in March.

When I asked Fey whom she still dreams of working with, she said, “Well, doesn’t every person dream of, like, Meryl Streep?” (Yes. I totally dream of Meryl Streep, even though I have no plans of ever starring in a movie.) Then she added, “I’d like to play Meryl Streep’s mother.” Now, a sane person would argue that she was just making a Tina Fey funny here. (Carell let out a big ole wallop of laughter.) But I think she was sending out a message to the universe, which Tucci soon picked up. The guy is so gonna grant Fey her wish with Mommy & Me. Biology be damned, the Emmy-winning actress is gonna play the Oscar-winner’s mama. And win an Academy Award for her efforts! It’s going to be the cinematic event of the century! The grosses will top Avatar!

Or, you know, Mommy & Me will just be a really funny movie and make a lot of us moviegoers very happy. Fingers crossed this cinematic magic will come to fruition. What do you think of Mommy & Me‘s potential for awesomeness?

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  • Madd

    I hope it’s as amazing as it sounds!

  • Jackie

    This has potential, and I can definitely see Tina Fey and Meryl Streep playing mother and daughter (or the other way around, somehow!). Very similar features, especially the nose, the cheekbones, and the lips.

  • Ceballos

    Love this pairing…

    But Tina playing Meryl’s mother. I smell “body swap”!

  • Captain Picard

    Make it so, hollywood!!!

  • Bobby’s Robot

    Okay, I’ll say it: I want to go to there.

    • JJ

      Drat! You beat me to it. :-)

  • Amiee

    They don’t need a story. Just have the two of them on screen talking and joking around for 2 hours. I’d stand in line to buy that ticket!!

  • Conor O’Brien

    counting the days!

  • stephane

    …if God is not dead, this will happen!

  • atd

    I’m already in line.

  • jfms777

    When Betty White and Tina Fey did “SNL” I thought, “Why didn’t they invite Meryl to do a cameo?” The three would have been great. Meryl and Tina? Oh God, yes!

  • khm

    I saw the LA Times article last night and just about died from excitement. THIS. MUST. HAPPEN! I think the screen would implode from the sheer amazingness that Meryl and Tina’s combined efforts would bring.

  • Aimzee

    Just love these two ladies! Make it happen!

  • Linsay

    Love her but Swedishfriendfinder was better

  • Beth

    Tell me where to go to see it, and I’m there.

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