Margaret Thatcher assassination attempt to be made into a film

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016. Filed under: Entertainment Film Hollywood Stars International Stars

Filmmakers will be bringing the failed assassination attempt of Margaret Thatcher in 1984 to the big screen.

The story of the assassination attempt on Margaret Thatcher (pictured here in 2010) is set to be given the movie treatment. © AFP PHOTO/Suzanne Plunket/Pool

The story of the assassination attempt on Margaret Thatcher (pictured here in 2010) is set to be given the movie treatment.
© AFP PHOTO/Suzanne Plunket/Pool

Based on the book “High Dive” by Jonathan Lee, the film will recreate the IRA bombing of Thatcher’s Brighton hotel, the most audacious attack on a British government since the 1605 plot to blow up the British Parliament.

“High Dive” weaves fact and fiction, telling the story in the eyes of a young IRA volunteer who plants a bomb in his hotel room. In real life, though Thatcher escaped, the bombing killed five people.

The film will be produced by Pulse Films, which produced Beyoncé’s “Lemonade” and Addictive Pictures.

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