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Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro reuniting for 'The Good House'

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Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro are to star in the upcoming adaptation of best-selling novel The Good House.

The upcoming film will mark the first time that Streep and De Niro have appeared together on the big screen in nearly 20 years.

Meryl Streep
at the New York premiere of 'The Iron Lady' at the Ziegfeld Theater.
New York City

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Meryl Streep

Robert De Niro makes an appearance at the opening ceremony of the Cannes International Film Festival, in Cannes, France

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Robert De Niro



The Good House is to star Streep as a New England realtor struggling with alcohol addiction as she falls in love with a straight-talking friend (De Niro).

Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Cunningham will adapt Ann Leary's novel for the big screen.

Cunningham's previous film credits include the Colin Farrell drama A Home at the End of the World and Evening.

The Good House is to be Streep and De Niro's fourth film collaboration.

Meryl Streep accepts the Oscar for best actress in a leading role for "The Iron Lady" during the 84th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2012, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

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Streep most famously starred with De Niro in the 1978 Vietnam War drama The Deer Hunter, and they later appeared in 1996's Marvin's Room.

A production schedule and release date for The Good House is expected to be announced in the coming months.

De Niro will next star in the comedy Last Vegas in the autumn, while Streep's movie August: Osage County is out in US and UK cinemas at Christmas.

Watch a trailer for Last Vegas below:

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