Meryl Streep at the 2014 National Board Of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Jan. 7, 2014 in New York City.
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July 10, 2014 7:23 PM EDT

Meryl Streep will play famous opera singer Maria Callas for an HBO film based on the Terrence McNally play Master Class, HBO confirmed Thursday.

Mike Nichols, who frequently works with Streep, will direct the TV movie. He previously worked with the actress on Silkwood, Angels in America and Heartburn.

Master Class debuted on Broadway in 1995.

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