The Weinsteins have picked up all US rights to the Margaret Thatcher biopic in a deal brokered with Pathe.

Meryl Streep portrays the former British Prime Minister and Jim Broadbent plays her husband Dennis.

Abi Morgan wrote the screenplay and Damian Jones produced.

Harvey Weinstein partnered on the acquisition with Ron Burkle and is lining up an Academy Awards run with a third quarter release.