streep the ‘iron lady’?

Austin American-Statesman - - FRIDAYBRIEFING -

Cin­ema chameleon Meryl Streep’s lat­est chal­lenge: be­com­ing the Iron Lady.

Pathe Films says the two-time Academy Award win­ner has expressed an in­ter­est in play­ing Mar­garet Thatcher in a new film about Bri­tain’s first fe­male prime min­is­ter.

The London-based pro­ducer and dis­trib­u­tor said Thurs­day that dis­cus­sions are un­der way with Streep’s rep­re­sen­ta­tives, but no agree­ment is in place.

Writ­ten by Abi Mor­gan (“Sex Traf­fic,” “Brick Lane”) the film is pro­vi­sion­ally ti­tled “The Iron Lady.” The di­rec­tor is Phyl­l­ida

Lloyd, who di­rected Streep in the ABBA mu­si­cal “Mamma Mia!”

Film­ing is ex­pected to start at the end of the year.

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