Meryl Streep continues to dominate the actress market in Hollywood by taking on the most intriguing roles. According to THR, the Oscar winner is looking to star in a biopic for her next project. She’ll appear as one of the most well known women in world history. She’s landed the lead in Phyllida Lloyd’s The Iron Lady based on the controversial and long-governing former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher.
The Iron Lady “tells the story of a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male-dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and insightful portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman.” The screenplay was written by Abi Morgan.
At the moment Jim Broadbent in is talks to play Thatcher’s husband Denis in the production that’s being co-produced and co-financed by Pathe and Film4. Streep is no stranger to the biopic genre and knows a thing or two about playing powerful women on screen. If only the rest of the actresses in Hollywood could follow suit and demand such a high grade of material.
What do you think of Streep playing Margaret Thatcher? Do you think she can pull it off?