Cher and Meryl Streep (Photo: Rex Features)

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Please can we have a Cher and Meryl Streep superhero movie?

Cher and Meryl Streep (Photo: Rex Features)

The stars once saved a woman from being mugged on the streets of New York

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By Emily Baker on

As well as being incredible actresses, feminist crusaders and all-round excellent women, Cher and Meryl Streep can now add "crime-fighting duo" to their CVs.

In a surprise speech to the Committee to Protect Journalists, Streep spoke about her experience with real physical violence, in particular one instance where she protected a woman from a mugger in New York. “Someone else was being abused and I just went completely nuts and went after this man,” she told the room. “Ask Cher – she was there. And the thug ran away – it was a miracle.”

There’s actually no need to ask Cher, as she has already mentioned the event in a “25 things you don’t know about me” column in 2013. “Meryl Streep and I saved a girl from a large mugger in New York City,” she writes quite simply.

It should be set in the 1980s and mostly consist of Cher and Streep – in trench coats and flares – saving women from violent men on streets of New York

Cher and Streep worked together on the 1983 film Silkwood and both are currently set to appear in the sequel to Mamma Mia. After that – schedules permitting – I strongly suggest a new superhero movie, with the two women playing the lead roles. It should obviously be set in the 1980s. It should mostly consist of Cher and Streep – in trench coats and flares – saving women from violent men on streets of New York that look like the The Way You Make Me Feel video. Maybe it’s a musical?

Earlier this year, Twitter lobbied for a picture of Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna at a fashion show to be turned into a heist movie. That film is now reportedly happening, with Ava DuVernay as its director. Let’s harness the power of the internet again and get this Cher-Streep movie made – Patty Jenkins, you in?

@emilyrbakes

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