Streep and Fey to play mother and daughter

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.

It is unclear whether Tucci 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.

Fey has seen her acting career soar 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'.

Streep - 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'.

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