Pathé has set an October 30 UK release for Suffragette, the drama from director Sarah Gavron that stars Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep and Helena Bonham Carter. Focus Features had previously dated Suffragette for a domestic awards season release on October 23. The film tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement as they fought for the right to vote in Britain. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality. The pic centers on Maud (Mulligan), a working wife and mother who decides she must fight for her dignity both at home and in her workplace.
With the UK’s General Election coming up on May 7, and given that 9M women failed to vote in the 2010 election, there is a major campaign under way in Britain to get women to register by the April 20 deadline. In support of the movement, Pathé has released a new teaser trailer (above). “Never give up the fight,” Streep’s Emmeline Pankhurst tells Mulligan’s Maud.
Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff and Ben Whishaw also star. Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady) wrote the script with Faye Ward and Alison Owen producing.