By on 1 July, 2010

The Hollywood Reporter is leading with a story which states that Meryl Streep is in talks to reteam with ‘Mamma Mia!‘ director Phyllida Lloyd for ‘Thatcher‘ – a biopic of the controversial and our long-governing former Tory Prime Minister (developed by Pathé and BBC Films). Jim Broadbent is apparently in talks to play Maggie’s husband, Denis.

The movie will be set in 1982 and will focus on Thatcher as she tries to save her career in the 17 days before the 1982 Falklands War. The two and a half-month war was a turning point for the Prime Minister, who, after the victory, saw her approval ratings double and went on to win a second term.

Damien Jones (‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll‘) will act as producer, along with Brian Fillis who wrote the screenplay.

Streep hasn’t yet signed on the dotted line, but if she does..I’m sure she’ll sail through the job.

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