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?