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