Meryl Streep is being eyed for the in the lead role of Thatcher, a biopic about the life of the British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The film would reunite Streep with director Phyllida Lloyd, who previously directed Streep in 2008’s Mamma Mia! The article also notes that Jim Broadbent is likely to play the role of Thatcher’s husband, Denis.
Not unlike the proposed Darren Aronofsky biopic Jackie, Thatcher would examine the life of the prominent political figure over a brief period of time, in this case the 17 days in 1982 leading to the Falklands War when conflict broke out between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the island chain.
UPDATE: The Hollywood Reporter now reports that the film will be called The Iron Lady and not, as previously reported, Thatcher.