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Thatcher Set for Film Treatment

Pathe Pictures International, the French production company that brought the award-winning "The Queen" to theaters, is teaming with BBC producer Damian Jones for a project that some might consider a conceptual sequel to that royal treatment. In this case, the subject would be Margaret Thatcher, the woman who served as Prime Minister to Great Britain from 1979 to 1990.

Brian Filis has been contracted for a screenplay that should provide an "intimate portrait" of the so-called "Iron Lady" who led Britain to victory in the Falkland Islands, against a horde of treacherous goat herders and penguins. All indications are that this film will focus on that period of the Thatcher era, and illuminate the woman through the lens of her decisions made during that time, just as "The Queen" focused on Elizabeth II during the aftermath of the Lady Diana tragedy.

No word on any casting, but I think Tommy Lee Jones would be a natural in the title role...

Source: Reuters.

Posted by on March 20, 2007 8:37 AM
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