For Your Consideration: The Newest Trailer for The Iron Lady
12.08.11 by Mandy
The first trailer for The Iron Lady focused on the period elements of the biopic and the historical events that took place during Margaret Thatcher's time in office. The second trailer, on the other hand, does all but suggest that stars Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent make some room on their awards shelf for one more Oscar. Even the backing music is more reminiscent of an Awards-show clip than it is of a main-stream trailer.
The moments we see in the trailers are impressive, as Streep is nearly unrecognizable in terms of both her physical appearance and her voice. She naturally transforms right before our eyes into the former British Prime Minister. Broadbent, meanwhile, appears to be made for the role of Denis Thatcher. Perhaps making room for another statuette or two might not be a bad plan, after all.
The Iron Lady is directed by Phyllida Lloyd with a screenplay by Abi Morgan. The biopic is slated to open in limited release December 30th.