(Written for BritScene)
The Iron Lady, an upcoming biographical film starring Meryl Streep as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has a new poster, featurette and trailer this week, offering us some new footage as well as some behind-the-scenes commentary.
The film looks at the life of Thatcher, and the price that is paid for power, as the Prime Minister in London in the 1980′s. It shows how she came from nowhere, smashing through the barriers of gender and class to make her voice heard in a male dominated world. Beginning in 2008, with an elderly Thatcher preparing breakfast for her husband Denis, the film will be narrated through a series of flashbacks, including the 17 days leading up to the Falklands War in 1982.
The new featurette includes some new behind-the-scenes footage, showing us a little bit more about how the film was done and some tremendous scenes of Streep in action, most of which can also be seen in the film’s trailer. The poster, as well, is brilliant. It really is all about Meryl Streep here, and it looks like she is going to be great in this powerful yet dramatised biopic.
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!), The Iron Lady also stars Jim Broadbent as Denis Thatcher, Anthony Head as Geoffrey Howe, and Richard E. Grant, Harry Lloyd, and Olivia Colman.
The film will open for an awards-qualifying run in New York and Los Angeles on 30th December, and is then set to be fully released on 13th January, 2012. You can see the new trailer and poster below, and the featurette here.