All the King's Men: According to Variety, Meryl Streep has decided to bow out of Columbia's All the King's Men, based on the novel by Robert Penn Warren.

The studio is in talks with another A-list actress, with an announcement expected imminently.

Streep was set to play Sadie, the aide to Willy Stark (Sean Penn), the Huey Long-like politician whose rise and fall the film chronicles.

The pic also features Jude Law and Kate Winslet. Steven Zaillian wrote the script and is directing.