The Iron Lady Release Date Pushed To The End Of December

By Kelly West 2011-11-07 08:43:55discussion comments
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Those of you looking forward to witnessing Meryl Streepís potentially Oscar-worthy portrayal of Margaret Thatcher will have to wait a bit longer than expected. Fortunately, the release date is just a few weeks later than what was originally expected.

According to Deadline, The Iron Lady was expected to release on December 16th, however The Weinstein Company has pushed the date off to December 30th for the limited release, with the wider break for the film to come in January, just in time for the Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.

The Iron Lady will star Streep as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. The cast also includes Anthony Head, Jim Braodbent, and Olivia Colman. Streep is already getting Oscar buzz for the role. If her performance is up to par with her previous roles, Streep could be looking at her 17th Oscar nomination. As Deadline points out, if Streep were to win an Oscar for the part, it would only be the third win in her career. Not only do her nominations far out-number her wins, but she also apparently holds the record for that.

It might seem like weíre getting ahead of ourselves in speculating over an Oscar nomination for a film that hasnít even hit theaters yet, however given the challenge of the role in playing Thatcher, added to Streepís track-record with tackling strong female leads with poise and grace, itís probably not all that far off the mark to suggest sheís going to knock this performance out of the park.
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