Meryl Streep Will Battle for Women's Rights in New Film "Suffragette": Teaser Clip

News   Meryl Streep Will Battle for Women's Rights in New Film "Suffragette": Teaser Clip
 
Take heart, for Mrs. Pankhurst will be clapped in irons again! Meryl Streep will play the early 20th century firebrand British campaigner for women's right to vote in the new film "Suffragette," set for release in the U.S. Oct. 23, according to Variety.

Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Brendan Gleeson have also been lined up for the movie, with a script by Abi Morgan, and directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane, The Village at the End of the World). Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), founder of the Women's Social and Political Union in the U.K., was jailed repeatedly for leading protests, sometimes violent ones, which eventually led to women finally winning the right to vote (known as "suffrage") in Great Britain in 1918. Her efforts also inspired American suffragists, who won the vote the following year.

However, Variety reports that the film will center on Carey Mulligan's character, a working wife and mother, who gets drawn into the movement.

A teaser clip can be viewed below:

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