Helen Mirren plays spunky Golda Meir in 'Golda' biopic trailer.

Helen Mirren plays spunky Golda Meir in ‘Golda’ biopic trailer.

Helen Mirren transforms into outspoken and headstrong Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in the official trailer of Golda, Director Guy Nattiv’s ticking ticking thriller that recreates real events set during the tense Yom Kippur War in 1973.

Confronted with the possible destruction of Israel, Meir engages in a diplomatic gamble with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, played by Liev Schreiber, in the Bleecker Street film set to hit theaters Aug. 25.

“Remember, first I’m an American, then I’m secretary of state, and third I’m Jewish,” a cautious Kissinger tells Israel’s only female leader at one point in the teaser trailer that dropped on Tuesday.

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“You forget that in Israel we read from right to left,” Meir replies.

Golda had its world premiere in Berlin as it portrays the only woman in Israel’s government who becomes a surprisingly effective military leader after her country faced an unexpected double-strike from the Arab powers of Syria and Egypt on the morning of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur in 1973.

Camille Cottin — star of the French Netflix hit Call my agent – also reads in Golda as Lou Kaddar, Meir’s longtime personal assistant, who stood by her during the war. “If the Americans throw us to the dogs, they won’t take me alive,” confides a stubborn Meir to her faithful aide, her signature cigarette in hand.

The cast includes Rami Heuberger, Lior Ashkenazi, Ellie Piercy, Ed Stoppard, Rotem Keinan, Dvir Benedek, Dominic Mafham, Ben Caplan, Kit Rakusen and Emma Davies.

The film is based on a screenplay by Nicholas Martin, who also produces alongside Michael Kuhn and Jane Hooks.