The Weinstein Company has released a new trailer for Phyllida Lloyd‘s Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady. Judging by the trailer, the movie is about the former British Prime Minister’s iron will to be a powerful woman in a man’s world. In between, she kind of did some politics, but seriously: HEAR HER ROAR. The trailer briefly mentions her involvement in the Falklands War, but only to highlight that she’s been to battle too. Not ones involving blood and bullets and death, but political and social ones which are just as bad if not worse. Meryl Streep‘s performance will likely dominate all other aspects of the film, but hopefully the story is more than just how one woman broke through the glass ceiling (even though Thatcher remains the only female British Prime Minister in history).
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. The film also stars Jim Broadbent and Richard E. Grant. The Iron Lady opens December 16th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for The Iron Lady:
THE IRON LADY is a surprising and intimate portrait of Margaret Thatcher (Meryl Streep), 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.