Meryl Streep is in talks to play former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in an upcoming biopic from Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd. Jim Broadbent is also in talks to play Thatcher’s husband, Denis. [THR]
The film is set in 1982 and tracks Thatcher as she tries to save her career in the 17 days preceding the 1982 Falklands War. The 2 1/2-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.