DEWEY the Movie

Meryl Streep signed to star in the movie of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, back in November of 2008. Since then, there hasn’t been much news.

Dewey author and former library director, Vicki Myron’s hometown newspaper, the Spencer (Iowa) Daily Reporter was on the scene at a recent Spencer Chamber Tourism Committee meeting where Myron revealed that the movie is now “hanging in the air,”

Screenwriter Pamela Gray, who toured Spencer in May, submitted a second script to five producers recently. Once studio executives accept it, Myron said they’ll return to actress Meryl Streep, who had already signed on to star in the adaptation of her book, to see if she’s still interested in portraying her. If Streep decides to not pursue the role, the movie’s current director and budget will also go with her, Myron said.

“[The studio] is not planning anything until they have her signed and have a director,” Myron added.

This is just another reminder that it’s often a long way between a movie being signed and its appearance in theaters.

Meanwhile, Myron is moving ahead with plans for a Dewey Readmore Books bookstore in Spencer.

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