The teaser trailer for The Iron Lady only gave us a 10 second preview of Meryl Streep’s portrayal of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, but in this new UK trailer for the biopic she’s present in nearly every scene. I think it’s safe to assume Streep will be attending some award ceremonies when they kick off early next year.
Watch the trailer below:
With The Weinstein Company (The King’s Speech) on-board there is a very likely chance Streep will be receiving her 17th Academy Award nomination. Streep came close to winning a Best Actress statue for her performance as Julia Child in Julie & Julia, so the Academy will eat up her portrayal of a controversial historical figure in British politics.
The film reunites Streep with Phyllida Lloyd who directed Mamma Mia!, and also stars Jim Broadbent (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood-Prince) as Thatcher’s husband, and Anthony Head (Buffy) as Thatcher’s longest-serving cabinet member, Geoffrey Howe.
The Iron Lady has a limited release on December 30th in the US, followed by a wide release in January. The UK release will be January 6th.