Thursday, July 1, 2010

MERYL STREEP TO PORTRAY MARGARET THATCHER IN A NEW BIOPIC

Undoubtedly the best living actress Meryl Streep will have fun playing diverse roles in her career again: according to "MovieWeb" she has been hired to play former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in a biopic "Thatcher" directed by Phyllida Lloyd ("Mamma Mia!"). The movie, which already has an Oscar feel to it, will also star the equally ultratalented acting legend Jim Broadbent ("Moulin Rouge", "Iris") as Margaret Thatcher's husband, Denis. The film will be set in 1982 when Thatcher was trying to save her career in the 17 days preceding the inglorious Falklands War. The 2 1/2-month war was a major turning point for the prime minister, who, after the victory, saw her approval ratings double and went on to win a second term.
Meryl Streep will also join Jeff Bridges in "Great Hope Springs" in which they will portray a married couple who attends a counseling retreat to try and save their marriage. Philip Seymour Hoffman might appear in this comedy as the couple's therapist, and the possible director is Mike Nichols who already worked with Meryl on "Silkwood", "Angels in America", "Postcard From the Edge"...

19 comments:

  1. That woman can play anyone and play it well!

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  2. yeah, this is a role i would really look forward to seeing her play. love those black and white shots of her, for sure.

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  3. i want to see her take on this role. she can do it all. luv the b and w shots!

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  4. I'd known you'd like these pics, Ed, I paid a lot of attention and love in choosing them :))) and thus you can see her halo and all of the magic :)

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  5. I'm guessing that the only reason you didn't include Ms. Streep in the vixen poll is on account of how terribly unfair it would be to those other ladies, right?

    (She'd get my vote hands down!)

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  6. I predict another Oscar nomination!

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  7. ^ No prediction needed I think she's already been nominated, in fact I think Streep is a default nomination.

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  8. @J.M.Neeb
    actually, I'm saving Meryl for some other poll I'm planning for later, but I totally agree with your reasoning :)))

    @Alex and Answer
    yep, no need to predict, the nomination is already in the pocket :)))

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  9. She'll do a wonderful job & I'm sure her accent will be spot on!

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  10. That's a great photo of Meryl. Man, the Academy might as well just mail her Oscar right now, we know she'll be great in this role.

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  11. Meryl Streep is acting super ROYALTY! I LOVE her! I would watch her in anything because she can do ANYTHING! Excellent portrait shots BTW.

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  12. I love her. I'm convinced she can play anyone.

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  13. I know you dislike hearing negativity so I'll say that I have always enjoyed Jeff Bridges and Philip Seymour Hoffman's work. The whole Falklands incident was rather interesting and I'd like to see a movie that dealt with that.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  14. I loved Meryl Streep in Adaptation. I need to see more of her movies.

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  15. @rtm and Phylly3
    I don't whether you knew this but Meryl is known for not liking photo shoots, and she almost never poses for magazines. Thus it is almost impossible to find a good (or any) photo session with her. Most of the pics of her are screen caps or red carpet images. I'm glad you like these two photos of her, it wasn't easy finding them :))

    @Nadir
    oh, I can't wait to hear her accent :)

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  16. @Medeia
    I'm convinced too :)

    @Arlee
    according to the studio there's a possibility that Seymour Hoffman won't appear in the movie due to his busy schedule.

    @Powdered Toast Man
    watch all of them :)

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  17. This sounds like the sequel to THE QUEEN! Kinda the same concept, huh? You're right--it has Oscar written all over it. Maybe Streep will finally, finally have a film to match her talents, and get her The Big One. Thanks for sharing the news.

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  18. with the difference that Tatcher was much more villainous than the Queen :)

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