Sunday, 4 July 2010

Iron Lady

File this under curious.
‘Mama Mia!’ director Phyllida Lloyd – who loves her ‘l’s’ – is planning on reuniting with her films co-star Meryl Streep.

Since ‘Mama Mia!’ could only be described as lite entertainment, the subject matter is rather ambitious for the newbie director.

Meryl is going to be British Conservative – and controversial - Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher.

Although Thatcher was Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990 (Whopping time indeed!) the projected film would concentrate on the immediate build-up to the Falklands War in 1982, a time in which Britain was mired in recession and Thatcher's popularity was waning.
The 74 day war famously reversed her fortunes, causing a patriotic swell in the UK that sailed her through the 1983 elections.

Could this be the film that bags Meryl her 3rd Oscar?
Considering 1983 was also the year La Streep won the Oscar for ‘Sophie’s Choice’ it would be very fitting indeed.

However I honestly think that Streep is so damn good, she is going to have to really blow peoples socks off to get that 3rd (and actually I think after she gets the 3rd a 4th will not be so illusive). I mean we are going to have to see Meryl play something she has hardly ever done before. But what has she not done before?

4 comments:

Jose said...

I just hope the movie's good, I really want her to make a GREAT movie instead of winning that Oscar.

Runs Like A Gay said...

I am really concerned about this project. Partly because I wonder what the tone will be - pro or anti Thatcher? - it's an odd time of her career to be anti about (a woman essentially proving herself a capable leader by winning a war the other side of the world). Yet who would want a film that supports Thatcherism?

I am also very worried that Lloyd is directing. She may well be fantastic in the theatre but she proved she had no grasp of how to make a competent film work with Mamma Mia. (Enjoyable, yes but very badly made)

Afrika said...

I can't wait to see Meryl's take on this infamous scene. This will be the clip shown at the Oscars. I can't f*king wait.

Afrika said...

I can't wait to see Meryl's take on this infamous scene. This will be the clip shown at the Oscars. I can't f*king wait.