Watch Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan fight for the right to vote in first Suffragette trailer
Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne-Marie Duff fight for the right to vote in Pathe’s film Suffragette.
It’s been announced that the film, based around women’s battle to win the right to vote at the beginning of the 20th century, has a brand new release date, October 30, just seven days after its first set date.
Streep, an eighteen-time Academy Award nominee, plays the early feminist movement’s leader Emmeline Pankhurst in the film which tracks the story of the female foot soldiers as they fought for the right to vote in Britain. Bonham Carter plays another foot soldier during a movement that radicalised and turned to violence as the only route to change.
Maud (Mulligan) is a working wife and mother who decides she must fight for her dignity both at home and in her workplace. Streep’s character can be seen telling Maud to ‘never surrender, never give up the fight’ in the intense teaser where Violet (played by Duff) smashes a window and shouts, “votes for women”.
Brendan Gleeson and Ben Whishaw also star in the film written by Abi Morgan with Faye Ward and producer Alison. Morgan also wrote The Iron Lady (2011).
Have a look at the teaser trailer below to see how director Sarah Gavron depicts these women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality…