Meryl Streep to Star in Margaret Thatcher Biopic

     June 30, 2010

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The actress with the most Oscar nominations in the world might add another one to her list in the near future.  THR says that Meryl Streep is in talks to play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the biopic Thatcher, directed by Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia).

Jim Broadbent is reportedly in talks to play Thatcher’s husband in the film, which is “set in 1982 and tracks Thatcher as she tries to save her career in the 17 days preceding the 1982 Falklands War.  The 2 1/2-month war was a turning point for the prime minister, who, after the victory, saw her approval ratings double and went on to win a second term.”

Doesn’t that just sound like Oscar bait?  Thatcher is written by Brian Fillis and produced by Damien Jones.  And that’s just about all the information out there on this developing project.

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