First Look at Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
07.08.11 by Chris
The Iron Lady would be the perfect title for a female version of Iron Man, but it's actually the title for Meryl Streep's new biopic about Margaret Thatcher, U.K.'s first female prime minister.
The first trailer for the movie just hit the web and it playfully draws out the surprise of seeing what Streep looks and sounds like portraying the famous head of state.
Portraying real people is Streep's specialty. Her last Oscar nod came from her portrayal of Julia Child in Julie & Julia.
The Iron Lady is being directed by Phyllida Lloyd, who previously directed Streep in Mama Mia!.
Here's a synopsis:
The Iron Lady is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher, the first and only female Prime Minister of The United Kingdom. One of the 20th century's most famous and influential women, Thatcher came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world.
The Iron Lady also stars Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher, husband to the prime minister, and Anthony Head as Geoffrey Howe, Thatcher's long-serving Cabinet Minister.
The Weinstein Company is distributing the movie. Though there's a release date of Jan. 6, expect The Iron Lady to play in a L.A. theater before the end of the year to make it eligible for next year's Oscars. The Weinstein Company, historical British biopic, Meryl Streep . . . should the Academy start engraving the Oscars now?