Hollywood has already given us intimate looks into the lives of several British monarchs, and many of these films have gone on to win Academy Awards (Elizabeth, The Queen, The King’s Speech). So it’s about time we get a film focusing on one of Britain’s most influential Prime Ministers.
The Iron Lady, whose teaser trailer hit the web today, is already an Oscar frontrunner. Starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, the film follows her rise to power to become the first—and only—female Prime Minister in Britain’s history.
Directed by Mamma Mia! director Phyllida Lloyd and distributed by The Weinstein Company, The Iron Lady will release in theaters Jan. 6, 2012.
Check out the trailer below.