Meryl Streep in Soderbergh’s ‘Panama Papers’

Meryl Streep will take the lead in “The Laundromat”, a Steven Soderbergh-directed thriller about the Panama Papers.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Oscar winner will star alongside Gary Oldman and Antonio Banderas, who are both in early talks to join, in the fact-based tale.
The Panama Papers are 11.5 million leaked documents that detail financial and attorney–client information for more than 214,488 offshore entities, belonging to wealthy individuals and public officials. The documents, some dating back to the 1970s, were created by, and taken from, Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca, and were leaked in 2015 by an anonymous source.
While offshore business entities are legal, reporters found that some of the Mossack Fonseca shell corporations were used for illegal purposes, including fraud, tax evasion, and evading international sanctions.
The film will be based on “Secrecy World: Inside the Panama Papers Investigation of Illicit Money Networks and the Global Elite,” a book by American Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author Jake Bernstein. It

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