Meryl Streep walks in Margaret Thatcher's shoes to show the cost of power in new biopic
There's a new biopic that's getting a lot of Oscar talk now, before the big awards season. Directed by Phyllida Lloyd, “The Iron Lady” documents the rise to power of Britain's first female Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.The first trailer for it is now out and, truth be told, it promises an emotional and revealing look behind the curtain, into what made the Iron Lady tick.
“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, she came from nowhere to smash through barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world,” reads the synopsis of the film.
Whether the film will also approach some of the most controversial aspects of Thatcher's career in politics remains to be seen.
“The Iron Lady” has a script by Abi Morgan, and also stars Jim Broadbent and Anthony Head. It will be out in the US on December 16, and in the UK a bit later, on January 6, 2012.