Streep selected for lifetime achievement award

Meryl Streep is set to rule the Rome Film Festival - she will be honoured with the top award to mark her outstanding career.

The 'Out of Africa' star will receive the Marcus Aurelius Lifetime Achievement Award, which has previously been bestowed upon industry legends such as Sir Sean Connery and Al Pacino.

Streep will reflect upon her four decades as she hosts an on-stage discussion for the event's guests, sharing insights acquired throughout her lengthy career.

The fourth annual Rome Film Festival is scheduled to run from October 15 to 23.

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