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Meryl Streep's 'The Iron Lady' Bought By The Weinstein Company

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May 13, 2011 | 10:07am EDT

Meryl Streep, Margaret ThatcherThe Weinstein Company just purchased themselves some Oscar-bait with The Iron Lady, an upcoming picture starring Oscar winners Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher and Jim Broadbent as her husband. The picture is directed by Phyllida Lloyd (who guided Streep's performance in Mamma Mia!) and currently is set to release sometime in 2011 (presumably this fall or winter, just in time for the Academy to say, "Hey! We like this!").

"Having worked with both Meryl Streep and Jim Broadbent, I know that they are without peer as film actors. Even so, I was absolutely blown away by what I saw of their performances as Margaret and Denis Thatcher. Phyllida is doing an incredible job," said Harvey Weinstein.

This film will undoubtedly be good, but damn, that picture still gives us the heebie-jeebies.

Source: The Weinstein Company

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