Meryl Streep lands motherly role

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The Invention of Lying is set in a world where everyone tells the truth and there is no knowledge of fiction. One day, a desperate unemployed writer named Mark (Gervais) concocts a lie. Because everyone around him is unfailingly honest, a lie is believed with total and absolute gullibility. Mark can get anything he wants ... however the one thing he truly wants is the love of a girl named Anna (Jennifer Garner), and she's the one person he can't bring himself to lie to.
July 29th, 2010

Meryl Streep and Tina Fey are to play a troubled mother and daughter in 'Mommy & Me'.

Two-time Oscar winner Meryl and writer and funny-woman Tina will be directed by Stanley Tucci in the comedy, although it is unclear if he will play a starring role in the film - he has worked alongside Meryl in both 'Julie & Julia' and 'The Devil Wears Prada'.

Studio Sony has picked up the project, the story of which is being kept a secret, although it is expected to show the funny and difficult side of a mother-daughter relationship, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Tina has seen her acting career go on the up in recent years.

Having begun her career as a writer, penning Lindsay Lohan's launching vehicle 'Mean Girls' and TV comedy '30 Rock', she has since gone on to work on projects including 'The invention of Lying' and 'Date Night'.

Meryl - famed for taking a mixture of comedy and serious roles - is believed to be working on a movie about the life of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, tentatively named 'The Iron Lady'.