Watch Trailer Now: Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep Battle for Women's Rights in New Film "Suffragette"

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Take heart, for Mrs. Pankhurst will be clapped in irons again! Meryl Streep and 2015 Tony nominee Carey Mulligan play early 20th century campaigners for women's right to vote in the new film "Suffragette," now scheduled as the opening feature at the 59th BFI London Film Festival, Oct. 7, according to Deadline Hollywood. The film is set for release in the U.S. Oct. 23.

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). Mulligan is nominated for a 2015 Tony Award for her performance in Skylight.

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

Here is the first full trailer:

A teaser clip was released previously:

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