Magazine article American Libraries

Streep Set to Play Dewey Librarian

Magazine article American Libraries

Streep Set to Play Dewey Librarian

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Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep is reportedly slated to star in the big-screen adaptation of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. Streep would portray Spencer (Iowa) Public Library Director Vicki Myron, who wrote the bestseller, along with Bret Witter, about the kitten that was adopted by the library staff after being abandoned in the book drop (AL, May2007,p.l8). The news came in mid-November as Dewey topped the New York Times bestseller list for the second week in a row.

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"No contracts are signed yet," Myron said in the November 14 Spencer Daily Reporter. '"Somebody leaked it to the press, but we're working with New Line Cinema. They're buying the option to make the movie and Meryl Streep will be playing me."

Pamela Gray, who scripted Streep's 1999 film Music of the Heart, is set to adapt the book. "I know that Pam Gray is going to follow me around for a couple of weeks and I have a feeling Meryl Streep is probably going to want to follow me around for awhile," Myron told the Reporter. …

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