Meryl Streep in the first teaser trailer for The Iron Lady

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

So the first teaser trailer for THE IRON LADY has just been released and…yikes.  Remember that when it was first announced that Meryl Streep would be playing the iconic Margaret Thatcher, almost every critic and news editor in the world was ready to hand her the Oscar.  But after this initial (albeit brief) glimpse of Streep in character, I think we may have been too hasty with our praise.  She seems to be channeling Julia Child again, but more like if Julia Child was trying to do a Pee Wee Herman impersonation.  I can’t believe someone actually thought this was a good way to introduce the film to the world.

Along with Streep, the Margaret Thatcher biopic stars Jim Broadbent as her husband Denis Thatcher and Olivia Coleman, Alexandra Roach, Harry Lloyd, Anthony Head and Angus Wright.  Phyllida Lloyd is directing the film that will hit theaters on December 16th.

Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady

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