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: