Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 featured in new HBO Max Film “Let Them All Talk”

Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 featured in new HBO Max Film “Let Them All Talk”

NEWS & VIDEO: As Meryl Streep’s character, famed novelist Alice, steps out of the taxi upon arriving at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, she gazes in awe at Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 dwarfing the port, a magnificent site, even to the most veteran cruise passenger.

This is one of the opening scenes of the new film, “Let Them All Talk,” directed by the award-winning Steven Soderbergh, streaming on HBO Max. Streep’s character is sailing aboard the grand ocean liner as a special guest of the voyage’s enrichment program, Cunard Insights.

Cunard Queen Mary 2 Let Them All Talk HBO movie cabin

The three-time Academy Award winner Streep is joined by fellow acting royalty, two-time Academy Award winner Dianne Wiest, and five-time Emmy Award winner Candice Bergen.

Cunard Queen Mary 2 HBO Movie Let Them All Talk on deck

Supported by Academy Award nominee Lucas Hedges and actress Gemma Chan, the film is set aboard the storied Transatlantic Crossing, amidst the backdrop of Queen Mary 2’s inimitable style, elegance and luxurious surroundings.

Cunard Queen Mary 2 HBO movie Let Them All Talk cruise

In fact, the majority of the film was shot on board in some of the vessel’s most beloved spaces: the atmospheric, Art Deco Commodore Club, the sumptuous Queens Grill suites and dining room, the Royal Court Theatre and the 9,000-volume library, just to name a few.

Check out this official HBO Max movie trailer of Let Them All Talk

Cunard Queen Mary 2 HBO Movie Let Them All Talk dining room

As the film was captured aboard a live voyage, many passengers had a chance to grab their moment in the spotlight when they were cast as extras in the film.

“We were absolutely delighted when Steven Soderbergh approached us to film his next feature on board Queen Mary 2,” said Simon Palethorpe, President, Cunard. “While Cunard and our flagship are accustomed to hosting luminaries from all over the globe, it was quite something to welcome Steven, Meryl, Dianne, Candice, Lucas and Gemma for this very special and unique opportunity. 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 Queen Mary 2 HBO Movie Let Them All Talk deck cruise party

The film’s highly sophisticated and elegant filmmaking is one of Soderbergh’s finest which resonates with the atmosphere on board, and very well reflected in the production. The viewer can almost experience the leisurely and luxuriant pace of the Crossing, and the allure of this iconic voyage.

Cunard cruise line queen mary 2 HBO Movie Let Them All Talk swimming pool deck

Commenting on his experience aboard Queen Mary 2, Soderbergh said: “Color me well impressed. I have never seen an enterprise on this scale of complexity run so beautifully. Every Cunard staff member we interacted with was committed to providing the best possible experience for their guests, which in this case included our cast and crew. And I can confirm without question that as stunning as Queen Mary 2 looks on camera, she’s even more stunning to the naked eye.”

HBO Max began streaming “Let Them All Talk” on December 10. To learn more about the film, visit To learn more about a Queen Mary 2 Transatlantic Crossing, or a Cunard voyage, contact your travel advisor, call 1-800-728-6273, or visit

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Source/photos/video: Cunard Cruise Line and HBO Max


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