Oscar winner Meryl Streep is set to play Margaret Thatcher in “Thatcher”, a biopic of the former British Prime Minister for Pathe and Film4 says The Hollywood Reporter.
The film is set in March 1982 in the days leading up to the Falklands War when her support from both the public and within the party was at its lowest. Her victory in the Falklands led to Thatcher’s re-election along with helping her push through major societal reforms.
Jim Broadbent is also in talks to play her husband Denis. Brian Fillis penned the screenplay while Phyllida Lloyd (“Mamma Mia!”) directs. Damien Jones will produce.