Wednesday, February 9, 2011


Ready to be amazed? Here's the first picture of Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in THE IRON LADY, the upcoming biopic of the famous British prime minister. Starring also another amazing acting legend, Jim Broadbent, as her husband, the film will tell the compelling story of Margaret Thatcher, a woman who smashed through the barriers of gender and class to be heard in a male dominated world. The story concerns power and the price that is paid for power, and is a surprising and intimate portrait of an extraordinary and complex woman. We smell Oscars here as usually!
FRESH CASTING NEWS Famke Janssen has joined Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in the new retelling of the famous fairy tale HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS in an unknown role (the witch maybe?).  Julia Roberts has officially signed on to play Evil Queen in Tarsem's THE BROTHERS GRIMM: SNOW WHITE. Dakota Fanning has joined GIRLS NIGHT OUT,  where she will play princess Margaret, the sister of the current Queen of England, who is allowed one night out of Buckingham Palace to celebrate the WWII being over. According to crazy new rumors Lindsay Lohan
has also auditioned for the role of a major female character in Zack Snyder's SUPERMAN (not Lois Lane), the one I mentioned a few days ago. 

Now this is both good and bad news: the hottest STAR TREK crew member ever (she got the official title in HOLLYWOOD SPY's BEST SF BEAUTY poll) Jeri Ryan AKA Seven of Nine, is coming back to sf. But it will only be in a web series. She will play Sonja Blade in MORTAL KOMBAT and she says that the ten episode web series will have a great script, foillowing a group of world-renowned warriors who band together to save the world from the nefarious villain.


  1. I would have preferred that a British actress been given the part, but I'm sure MS will be brilliant playing the MT :)

  2. Is it me, or did Meryl sell her soul to the devil? She doesn't age!!!!!! She's just like Dick Clark! OMG!

  3. @Jaccsy
    which British actress, do you think, would do the job better than Meryl?

    he he ... she is aging gracefully, you just don't see it under professional make-up :)

  4. I think Meryl is perfect for the part. She looks amazing like Thatcher. Also, Seven of Nine was one of my favorite character, so I'm going to be watching out for the episodes.

  5. Wow; that's a hell of a likeness, and I'm confident Streep will play it damn well. I'm looking forward to some Kombat action, it's been a while since anything decent has come out of the franchise.

  6. Meryl streep is a chameleon. Wow, such a talented actress.I am looking forward for her movie

  7. Definitely looking forward to Meryl's performance, she is amazing. Jeri Ryan will make a kick-ass warrior, too bad it's not a regular television series.

  8. My god. Except for looking slightly younger and a little bit prettier Meryl Streep looks exactly like Thatcher there. With that look she could probably pull off the role with only a fraction of her endless talent.

  9. Wow. That is one heck of a transformation from Meryl!

  10. Meryl Streep is such a good actor!

  11. Wow, Meryl Streep has turned into a... less pretty lady haha. Hollywood knows how to make actors up.

    I also can't wait for A week with Marilyn!!


  12. WOW! That Meryl is such a chameleon! That hair makes her look like Thatcher even more than the makeup.

    Oh and Famke is such a knockout, glad she got a prominent role in Hansel & Gretel.

  13. "!"?** Oops. Merryl, wha haf thou dun. She is amazing. I love her and she is perfectly for any role similar to this. I wouldn't have recognized her tbh.
    Thank God Lindsay is not Lois.
    Nahno ∗ McLein

  14. Is there no role Meryl Streep can't do!

    Incredible. I'll definitely be seeing that.

  15. Famke and Jeri in one post? Pure Heaven, Dezz!!

  16. @Clarissa
    Jeri is one of our favourites too :))

    Meryl is amazing, isn't she?

    she really is a chameleon, isn't she?

    yes, it would've been nice to have some epic combat sf show on TV, since we no longer have LEGEND OF THE SEEKER

  17. @Matthew
    she does look like the real Iron Lady, doesn't she?

    it is!

    she is!

    A WEEK WITH MARYLIN will also be great! Great cast in that film.

  18. @Flixy
    they really did a great job with hair and makeup! And we can imagine what kind of performance Meryl will give us

    we are also praying that Lohan won't get any role in SUPERMAN nor in any other film we like :)

    she can do everything, literally anything! :)

    I kinda knew you would approve this one!

  19. Meryl Streep does look like Margaret Thatcher. :) She's a little prettier than I remember, but this is that recognisable look. :)

    If I would have to guess, I'd say Famke got the role of witch. She' a little old to play Gretel, but she could make a memorable witch. :)

    I think I remember seeing a clip/trailer for that new Mortal Kombat some time ago. It was a lot grittier and darker than we would expect from such franchise. Perhaps they re-imagined it as some kind of film noir, or just some dark thriller instead of action-fantasy.
    But then again, maybe it was the tone of just that clip, and not the whole series.

  20. I thought she could never beat her own unbelievable portrayal of Julia Child, but she did it again :)
    Yes, Famke will probably be witch, since Gemma is Gretel.

  21. Finally a role that is right for Julia Roberts.

  22. Lindsay in any role-- what's wacky about that. As long as they can film while on location in prison she should be okay. There's a felony theft charge out for her now. Can she keep getting out of these things?

    Tossing It Out

  23. Wow, hardly looks like Meryl.

    Where has Jeri Ryan been?

  24. @Cheeseboy
    I couldn't agree more :)

    maybe she's expecting Superman to save her from her sinful ways?

    Jeri's been acting in some rather boring law and crime shows :)

  25. Merryl is freaky as Thatcher... freaky I say!

  26. Mortal Combat reincarnation? Are they serious!?!?!?!

  27. Quandary... love anything that Meryl Streep does, but I don't know that I want to spend 2 hrs with Maggie Thatcher...

    I'm a day late, but Joseph Gordon Levitt as Robin... I've only seen two of the series, but looks like I'll be going to a third.

  28. @Doo
    don't get overly excited, Duislave, it's just a web series :)

    that's a good question - is Margaret worth watching two hours, but somehow I think Meryl will make us love that evil creature :)

  29. When I saw this photo of Meryl, I just scream with scared! Probably because I was reading Adrian Mole's Diary which is in years of Margaret Thatcher.

  30. Meryl is amazing always was; always will be; and I forgive her Mama Mia ;)

  31. ah, yes, but you can't say she wasn't great in MAMA MIA herself :) it's just that film was badly directed :)

  32. Jeri Ryan is really sexy in that pic!

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