Watch: Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan in ‘Suffragette’ First Trailer

“Never surrender, never give up the fight,” Meryl Streep tells Carey Mulligan in the first trailer for their upcoming drama “Suffragette.”

The film, which is inspired by true events, explores Britain’s long and violent journey toward granting women the right to vote in the early 20th century. Directed by Sarah Gavron, “Suffragette” reunites Streep with her “Iron Lady” screenwriter Abi Morgan.

The intense drama, which also stars Helena Bonham Carter, centers on Maud (Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is upended when she joins the U.K.’s growing suffragette movement, which heads underground following increased police aggression.

“Suffragette” will open the 59th BFI London Film Festival on October 7. It hits theaters on October 23 and expands nationwide by Thanksgiving.

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  1. Rosalba Gordon says:

    Where in Connecticut is this movie been played, somebody know?

  2. Nerd Hub says:

    I think it is very poor form to cast Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst. If I were her I would decline. There are many outstanding English female actors who deserve to depict their own feminist history. Emma Thompson? Judi Dench? Helen Mirren? Kristen Scott-Thomas? Kate Winslett?!

  3. Coline says:

    There is no greater monopoly than that of all men in denying to all women a voice in the laws they are compelled to obey.

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1902

  4. Daniels says:

    No they didn’t have time to make a movie about you and your mother.

  5. Clair says:

    Please be joking

  6. I really, really want to know who that was in the trailer singing Landslide. It almost sounds like Imogen Heap?

  7. Jeff says:

    Somewhere Glynis Johns is smiling.

  8. Mallory Winter says:

    This movie is Carey Mulligan’s time to shine, but watch Meryl Streep win an award because, Meryl.

  9. PaulM says:

    Looks like an interesting movie. However when they state: “Inspired by true events” — Ohhhhh… that’s a way of the Producer-Director-and especially Writer(s) saying – “We’ll take one event and fabricate an entire false story AROUND IT, with False Characters who never existed.” Please ……… stay somewhat close to the truth….

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