Focus Features debuts new film art for Suffragette, featuring Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, and Helena Bonham Carter.
Last week Tuesday (July 14) was Emmeline Pankhurst Day in the United Kingdom, and each year, that day pays tribute to the fight for women’s suffrage and equal rights for women led by the activist Beginning in the early 20th century, the tireless work from Mrs. Pankhurst and the thousands of women she rallied as suffragettes had a ripple effect that reached across the globe, helping to eventually gain women equality in numerous other countries, including the U.S.
As we reported in June, three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep will portray Emmeline Pankhurst in Suffragette, a powerful film about the ordinary women who risked their very lives in the name of equality. The film also stars Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron.
In celebration of Emmeline Pankhurst Day, Focus Features debuted new character art featuring Ms. Streep, Ms. Mulligan, and Ms. Bonham Carter. Check it out below:
Suffragette opens in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on October 23, 2015 and will then expand nationwide in the following weeks.
Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Meryl 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. Inspired by true events, SUFFRAGETTE is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives.