Here’s the trailer for Suffragette, which reunites Meryl Streep and her BAFTA-nominated Iron Lady screenwriter Abi Morgan in Sarah Gavron’s drama about Britain’s long and sometimes violent move toward granting women the franchise beginning in the closing decade of the 19th century.
Carey Mulligan is up for a Tony Award on Sunday for her performance in the acclaimed revival of David Hare’s Skylight, in which she co-stars with Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard. In the film, she plays Maud, a working wife and mother secretly recruited to join the cause of gaining the right to vote for women. Inspired by the group’s fiery leader Emmeline Pankhurst (Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation.
The film debuts October 23 in New York and Los Angeles, expanding October 30 and November 6 to additional cities.
Inspired by true events, the film also stars Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, and Natalie Press.
Gavron is a BAFTA winner for Brick Lane and This Little Life. The new film is produced by Alison Owen (Oscar nominated for Elizabeth, and Emmy winner for Temple Grandin) and Faye Ward (Jane Eyre, Dancing On The Edge).