Meryl Streep and her daughter Mamie Gummer (star of the canceled-too-soon show Emily Owens, M.D.) are going to star in a new “rock comedy” movie called Ricki and the Flash, which was written by Diablo Cody and will be directed by Jonathan Demme. Meryl and Mamie will play mother and daughter in the movie. It’s set to be released June 2015.
It’s not the first time a famous mother/daughter pair has acted in the same movie together. In fact, it’s not even the first time Meryl and Mamie have acted in the same movie together. In honor of their new project, let’s take a look at some more examples of actresses working on screen with their real-life daughters.
1. Meryl Streep and Mamie Gummer in Evening
Mamie had already played Meryl’s daughter in the 1986 movie Heartburn, but then in 2007 she got to play a younger version of her mom. Because if you need someone to play a younger version of Meryl Streep and you don’t cast her daughter who looks just like her and happens to be an actress, what’s wrong with you?
2. Vanessa Redgrave and Natasha Richardson in Evening
And they weren’t the only mother/daughter pair to star in this movie. Vanessa Redgrave plays a woman recalling her life on her deathbed as she spends time with her daughters, one of whom is played by her real-life daughter Natasha Richardson. Sadly, Natasha died two years after this movie came out.
3. Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson in Anonymous
Vanessa’s other daughter Joely is also an actress, and she had the chance to play a younger version of her mother in this 2011 film. And it wasn’t just any old character they were playing; it was Queen Elizabeth I at different ages.
4. Angelina Jolie and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt in Maleficent
Angie’s little daughter Vivienne had a small part as young Aurora in the new Disney movie. According to Angelina, Viv was a total diva on set.
5. Blythe Danner and Gwyneth Paltrow in Sylvia
Ah yes, Mama Goop and Baby Goop in a movie together. Here Gwyneth plays poet Sylvia Plath, and Blythe stars as her mother. Gwyneth also had a part in Blythe’s 1992 TV movie Cruel Doubt.
6. Susan Sarandon and Eva Amurri Martino in The Banger Sisters
Eva plays Susan’s daughter here, but more recently she starred as a younger version of her in the movie That’s My Boy. Yes, the one with Adam Sandler.
7. Diane Ladd and Laura Dern in Wild at Heart… and a bunch of other things
Diane and Laura have played mother and daughter five times. That includes movies like Wild at Heart and Citizen Ruth, as well as the recent canceled-too-soon series Enlightened. They also starred together in Rambling Rose, in which they didn’t play mother and daughter but still both received Oscar nominations.
8. Demi Moore and Rumer Willis in Striptease
Little Rumer played Demi Moore’s daughter in this 1996 movie, just a year after she had a small part in another one of Demi’s movies, Now and Then.
9. Leslie Mann and Iris and Maude Apatow in This is 40
They’d already starred as the daughters of Leslie and Paul Rudd’s characters in Knocked Up, and then they reprised the roles in the spin-off movie. I wonder if starring with your mom and being directed by your dad is fun or stressful?
10. Laurie Simmons and Lena Dunham in Tiny Furniture
Before Girls, Lena Dunham made this little angsty indie movie, and she cast her real-life mom and sister Grace to play her character’s family. Laurie, an artist and photographer, also had a part in one episode of Girls last year.