While I’m intrigued by the idea of Merytl Streep playing Great Britain’s first, and so-far only, woman Prime Minister, I’m less than thrilled by the fact that the film in which Streep does so, The Iron Lady, is being directed by Phyllida Lloyd who is responsible for the abominable Mamma Mia. It’s hard to judge from the film’s first teaser trailer below how things will shake out, but as we grow closer to its December 16 release date we’ll probably get another trailer or two to help give us an indication
In the meantime, here is the studio’s synopsis for the film –
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.
This is a film about power and the price that is paid for power, a story that is both unique and universal.