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Trailer Watch UK: The Iron Lady Shows a Fierce Meryl Streep, May Screen Too Late for New York Critics

Photo of Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood November 14, 2011 at 11:35AM

The latest UK Trailer for Phyllida Lloyd's "The Iron Lady" showcases a pearl-bedecked Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, the first and only woman to serve as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. As one of the most powerful and influential women of the 20th century, Thatcher battled plenty of prejudice against her gender in order to lead her country, as the trailer reveals. "The Iron Lady" will be one of the last films to open in limited release this year, on December 30th.  The question is whether all the members of the New York Film Critics Circle will be able to see the film as well as Stephen Daldry's late-breaking "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" in time for their November 28 vote date. UPDATE: NYFCC spokesman John Anderson assures me that while some disrributors may be purposely jostling to be the last to screen their films before the critics' vote, "we're going to see everything we need to see." Several critics have admitted to me that seeing everything by their deadline is proving to be difficult indeed.  
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Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady
Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady


The latest UK Trailer for Phyllida Lloyd's "The Iron Lady" showcases a pearl-bedecked Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher, the first and only woman to serve as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. As one of the most powerful and influential women of the 20th century, Thatcher battled plenty of prejudice against her gender in order to lead her country, as the trailer reveals.

"The Iron Lady" will be one of the last films to open in limited release this year, on December 30th.  The question is whether all the members of the New York Film Critics Circle will be able to see the film as well as Stephen Daldry's late-breaking "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close" in time for their November 28 vote date. UPDATE: NYFCC spokesman John Anderson assures me that while some disrributors may be purposely jostling to be the last to screen their films before the critics' vote, "we're going to see everything we need to see." Several critics have admitted to me that seeing everything by their deadline is proving to be difficult indeed.


 


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.