After telling myself “yes, this will be sly, smart and amusing…half broad, half deadpan,” my first question was “what’s with Gary Oldman‘s accent?” He’s playing the slippery Jurgen Mossack, the German-born Panamanian lawyer and the co-founder of Mossack Fonseca, the former law firm that was linked to a corruption investigation in Brazil into bribes paid to politicians by companies doing business with the state-run oil company, Petrobras. Mossack was born and raised in Furth, Bavaria. Oldman’s accent reminded me of that guy in those Italian Swiss Colony wine commercials (“That little old winemaker, me”).
Has Meryl Streep been aged up for her role as “Ellen Martin”? Or has she simply performed without makeup? Interesting choice.