Meryl StreepWell, what's going on with casting decisions in the movie business lately? Following on from yesterday's rumour that Johnny Depp will be starring as Doctor Who in a big screen version of the beloved television series, we now have news that a Margaret Thatcher biopic is in the works... with the Iron Lady being played by none other than Meryl Streep.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Streep may be teaming up once again with director Phyllida Lloyd for a Pathe-BBC co-production entitled simply 'Thatcher'. Lloyd took the ABBA musical Mamma Mia! to the stage and directed Streep in the movie version, which then went on to be the biggest selling UK DVD ever (not bad for your film directing debut).

Read more about the planned Thatcher biopic after the jump...
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