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    Thu, 01 Jul 2010 17:43:25

    Meryl Streep to Play Margaret Thatcher? - Our greatest living actress in discussions to play the former British Prime Minister

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    America's acting national treasure, Meryl Streep, is in discussions to star as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in Thatcher, a biopic of the controversial politico. If she takes the role, the film would re-team Streep with her Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd.

    Famed British thesp Jim Broadbent is in talks to play Margaret Thatcher's husband, Denis, in the film, which will be set in 1982 and will follow the PM as she tries to save her career in the days leading up to the 1982 Falklands War. She succeeded and her actions during this event helped double her popularity and earned her a second term as PM.

    Is there anyone Streep cannot play, living or dead? Do you think this film could lead to her seventeenth Academy Award nomination?

    —Amy Sciarretto

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