Period Drama Alert: Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep

Emmeline Pankhurst Meryl Streep

From The Hollywood Reporter: Meryl Streep is in final negotiations to take on the role of iconic political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in the drama Suffragette.

The Ruby Films project, which also stars Carey Mulligan, will start shooting in the U.K. on Monday.

Mulligan plays a young foot soldier of the early feminist movement who is radicalized and turns to violence after seeing peaceful protests achieve nothing.

Written by: Abi Morgan (The Hour, Birdsong, The Iron Lady)

Directed by: Sarah Gavron

Cast: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff, Samuel West


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3 replies on “Period Drama Alert: Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep”
  1. says: Elizabeth Varadan

    That should be an interesting film. I’m a Streep fan, she’s amazing. It’ll be interesting to see what she does with this role.

  2. says: TheLadyCaroline

    Sounds interesting. Helena Bonham-Carter and Samuel West, are of course, masters of the period drama. I wouldn’t watch it though just because Streep was in it.

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