Maggie Gyllenhaal to replace Meryl Streep as Marie Curie


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Maggie Gyllenhaal will play Nobel-winning scientist Marie Curie in a special reading of Radiance: The Passion of Marie Curie, taking over for Meryl Streep, who had to bow out due to a scheduling conflict. Streep’s spokesperson said in a statement that the two-time Oscar winner was “very disappointed to miss this important and inspiring event.”

Gyllenhaal joins the all-star cast of Radiance, which also includes Amy Adams, Bill Camp, Allison Janney, David Morse, Liev Schreiber, and Brent Sexton. Written by Alan Alda and directed by Bob Balaban, the reading anchors the 2011 World Science Festival Opening Night Gala Celebration on June 1 at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.

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Comments (9 total) Add your comment
  • amanda

    How do you replace Meryl with Maggie? I mean age wise alone it doesnt make sense.

  • RK

    I thought Marie Curie was a woman. Why would they cast him?

  • banana

    Why does everyone hate Gyyylllllenhaalll? She managed to bag Saaarrrssgaaarrrd….. I think she’s pretty.

  • steve

    She’s an awesome actress. Just check out Sherry Baby, and Gylenhall is more than qualified to replace a fine actress such as Streep.

  • Jack

    According to Streep’s son Henry Wolfe, her husband is currently in hopsital. So that might be a reason for her to bow out.

  • !

    Maggie is very talented and will do a good job. The way some people are carrying on, you’d think she was hideous. She’s not a stunning beauty, but she’s attractive.


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  • HD

    Replacing Meryl Streep with Maggie Gyllenhaal is like…oh wait.

  • Tomi

    Like many actresses, she can look beautiful or plain. In that picture, girl’s got to get a good bra though.

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