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‘Suffragette,’ Starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, to be Released by Focus Features

'Suffragette,' Starring Carey Mulligan and Meryl Streep, to be Released by Focus Features

Director Sarah Gavron’s “Suffragette” will be distributed in North America by Focus Features this fall. 

The British film focuses on the early-twentieth-century battle to win the vote for UK women. Written by Emmy winner Abi Morgan, “Suffragette” stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Meryl Streep, and Anne-Marie Duff. Mulligan will play Maud, a working wife and mother who decides to join a feminist group galvanized into taking greater and greater risks in the face of aggressive police reaction to the fight for women’s rights. 

Peter Schlessel, CEO of Focus Features, said, “’Suffragette’ is a story that will resonate with men and women across the generations; it is about parents and children, courage and dedication, and making hard choices. Sarah, Abi, [and producers] Alison [Owen] and Faye [Ward] are women who represent an amazing convergence of filmmaking talent. We’re proud to partner with Pathé to bring this powerful drama to audiences worldwide.”

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