Watch teaser clip: Meryl Streep as the Iron Lady

Watch the first clip for the forthcoming biopic Iron Lady, where Meryl Streep plays former British PM Margaret Thatcher. As far as teaser trailers go, this one is cleverly done by way of movie marketing. Thatcher’s two colleagues discuss her public image; the tension builds – given momentum by both dialogue and by Clint Mansell’s musical score for Moon – yet we don’t catch a glimpse of Streep as the Iron Lady until the very last moment.

Directed by Phyllida Lloyd (Mamma Mia!), the film will follow Thatcher’s rise to power in the lead up to the Falkland’s War in 1982. Streep portrays the unrelenting, conservative Thatcher to a tee. Bets are already on Streep for a 17th Oscar nomination.