Rosamund Pike, Gillian Anderson or Meg Ryan? Rumours swirl at Tory conference about who might play former PM in Liz Truss: The Movie as her 49-day premiership is set to become a screen drama
Liz Truss’s 49-day spell as prime minister might have been the shortest in history – but her ill-fated premiership is set to be immortalised in a screen drama.
Rumours are swirling at the Tory conference about which actress could play Ms Truss amid reports a dramatisation of her time in No10 is on the way.
Rosamund Pike, Gillian Anderson and even ‘When Harry Met Sally’ star Meg Ryan have all been touted as possible candidates to feature as the ex-Conservative leader.
According to Politico, the rights have been sold for a dramatisation of ‘Out of the Blue’, a book about Ms Truss’s premiership by political journalists Harry Cole and James Heale.
It also reported that key figures in Westminster have been approached for further details about the dramatic events of Ms Truss’s short reign in Downing Street.
Rumours are swirling at the Tory conference about which actress could play Liz Truss amid reports a dramatisation of her time in No10 is on the way
Rosamund Pike (left), Gillian Anderson (middle) and even ‘When Harry Met Sally’ star Meg Ryan (right) have all been touted as possible candidates to feature as the ex-Conservative leader
Ms Truss yesterday staged a packed-out ‘Make Britain Grow Again’ rally at the Tory conference in Manchester alongside Ranil Jayawardena, Priti Patel, and Jacob Rees-Mogg
A screen drama about Ms Truss’s premiership would follow the Sky Atlantic series ‘This England’, which dramatised the response of Boris Johnson’s government to the Covid pandemic in early 2020.
Politico reported that the screenwriter for This England is likely to be involved in the Truss project.
Despite the swift demise of her premiership last autumn, Ms Truss has remained popular with parts of the Tory membership.
She yesterday staged a packed-out ‘Make Britain Grow Again’ rally at the party’s Manchester conference alongside fellow ex-Cabinet ministers Jacob Rees-Mogg, Priti Patel and Ranil Jayawardena.
A queue of Tory members snaked through the fringes of the conference as they sought to attend the crowded event.
Ms Truss called for cuts to corporation tax and regulation as she urged members to ‘unleash their inner Conservative’.
‘Let’s stop taxing and banning things,’ she said. ‘Let’s instead build things and make things.’
Rishi Sunak, who succeeded Ms Truss as PM, said he was ‘not at all’ concerned about the scale of she appears to still have within the Tory party.
The Prime Minister told Times Radio that there were ‘lots of Conservatives here’ at the party conference.
‘I think the mood is great. People are excited about the things we’re doing,’ he added.
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