Meryl Streep is at it again. The Oscar winning actress is set to receive more critical acclaim after she appears in the upcoming film, The Iron Lady. It’s a biopic that centers on Margaret Thatcher, which means it’s politically driven and has some strong material. Over at Deadline, they got first dibs on the premiere photo of Streep as Thatcher and it’s eerie. Check out the full sized photo below…
The Iron Lady tells the story of the 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.
Jim Broadbent co-stars as Thatcher’s husband Dennis. The screenplay was written by Abi Morgan and the film will be directed by Phyllida Law, who also helmed Mamma Mia! The production is in its second week of shooting in London and according to Streep, “I am trying to approach the role with as much zeal, fervour and attention to detail as the real Lady Thatcher possesses – I can only hope my stamina will begin to approach her own.”
What do you think of Streep as Thatcher? Is she a good fit?