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Rick Springfield is stepping back in front of the cameras. says the singer-actor is on board for the new Meryl Streep film Ricki and the Flash.

And the role shouldn't be much of a stretch for the rocker.  In the film Streep stars as the title character, who put her family second to pursuing her rock and roll dream. 

Springfield plays the part of a guitarist in Ricki's band who's enamored with her.  Filming is scheduled to begin in October.

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