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HBO Movie Set on Cunard Ship QM2

Cunard’s flagship ocean liner Queen Mary 2 is making waves in Hollywood.The 1,132-foot-long, 79,000-ton ship serves as the setting for “Let Them All Talk,” the latest film by director Steven Soderbergh, released last month on the HBO Max streaming platform.

In the film, Meryl Streep portrays writer Alice who invites her nephew and a few university friends to tag along as she, unable to fly, cruises from New York to southern England, where she’ll receive a literary award. Over the course of the film, the interpersonal drama between characters escalates to a boiling point.Also starring Candice Bergen, Lucas Hedges and Gemma Chan, the film was actually shot on a two-week transatlantic voyage on the Queen Mary 2 in August 2019 – before the coronavirus ravaged the cruise industry.

No special sets were built, and regular passengers and crew could sign up to be extras in the film. Scenes were shot in the vessel’s Art Deco Commodore Club, the Queens Grill suites and dining room, the Royal Court Theatre and the 9,000-volume library.Cunard President Simon Palethorpe said in a statement: “We are very excited about the film, its witty and engaging story and how lovingly Steven captured the essence of our flagship and the Transatlantic Crossing experience.”Cunard Line, based in Santa Clarita, is a subsidiary of Carnival Corp.

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