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Christina Applegate stars as Meryl Streep in Funny or Die’s faux biopic — watch

on September 01, 2015, 12:30pm

Biopics about people who are still alive and thriving are not something that happen in Hollywood too often, because the stories are open ended and the full influence of the subject hasn’t been fully realized yet. However, that didn’t stop Funny or Die for creating one about three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, and it’s a real doozy. Below, watch the trailer for Meryl, the site’s fake Lifetime movie starring a miscast Christina Applegate.

The trailer touches on some of Streep’s most memorable roles, like The Devil Wears Prada, Adaptation, and Doubt. The real highlight, however, has to be the director’s explosion at Meryl about how incredibly talented she is, with her agent’s reveal of her Oscar nomination coming as a close second. Fake trailers, when executed well, can be really stellar. Here’s hoping Funny or Die keeps this going with a trailer for Denzel or maybe one about June Squibb.

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