‘Let Them All Talk’ Trailer: Meryl Streep Goes For A Cruise In Steven Soderbergh’s HBO Max Film

Given his experimental roots, that Steven Soderbergh would take advantage of the many distribution opportunities streaming affords isn’t a surprise. He’s worked with Netflix on both High Flying Bird and The Laundromat, one of those shot on an Iphone; and even headed to Quibi where he produced the thriller series Wireless. And now with Let Them All Talk, Soderbergh has partnered with HBO Max on a reunion with his ‘Laundromat’ star, Meryl Streep, on a film that is anything but conventional.

As seen in the new trailer, Streep stars as an acclaimed novelist who goes on a cruise with a couple of old friends and her nephew to have a bit of fun and reconnect. Inevitably, old wounds come to the surface as the author also struggles with a manuscript the literary world is anxiously awaiting.

This is a chatterbox film but the script by Deborah Eisenberg isn’t so much a screenplay as scenarios for the actors to improvise their way through. Fortunately, those actors are Dianne Wiest, Candice Bergen, Gemma Chan, and Lucas Hedges.

Soderbergh and HBO have a long and successful history, going back to “Behind the Candelabra,” and Cinemax’s “The Knick. It’s no wonder they’ve agreed on a brand new 3-year exclusive deal.

Let Them All Talk hits HBO Max on December 10th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.