Sorry, this was too good not to mention. Via Anthony Wells comes the news that Oliver Stone is planning a biopic of Maggie Thatcher. Genius!
Stone apparently said “Margaret Thatcher is an amazing woman and a good subject for a film. Iï¿½m thinking about Meryl Streep to play the Iron Lady.”
Europhobia’s Steve got the ball rolling in an email with a few more casting suggestions:
Colin Farrell as Michael Foot (could be his shot at the Oscar – cf ‘ugly’ performances of Charlize Theron and Nicole Kidman)
Tom Cruise as Dennis Thatcher
Joel Haley-Osmont (or is it Haley Joel-Osmont – I always forget) as Mark Thatcher
Mary-Kate (or Ashley) Olson as Carol Thatcher
John Goodman as Nigel Lawson
Christ on a bike. This movie casts itself!
Billy-Bob Thornton as Ronald Reagan
Owen Wilson as Michael Hestletine
Steve Buscemi as John Major
Jeffrey Jones (of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off fame) as Neil Kinnock
Any other suggestions?