Coming to a cinema near you: the Iron Lady. Margaret Thatcher, prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990, will reportedly be the subject of an upcoming film.

Set during the Falklands War, the film will cover the 17 days leading up to Britain's 1982 conflict with Argentina.

Backed by London-based Pathe Productions, BBC Films, and DJ Films, the project has yet to be cast, and no director has been named.

Steven Frears' film The Queen, which features an Oscar-winning performance from Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, has re-awakened interest in recent British history.