A great cast is coming together for the women’s rights movie Suffragette as Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff and Samuel West have now been joined by Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep and Brendan Gleeson have all signed on, according to Screen Daily.
Mullligan takes the central role a young woman who becomes part of the early British feminist movement, battling to get women the vote and engaging in violent acts to bring about change. Meryl Streep is playing small but pivotal role of leegendary suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst.
It’s not known exactly who the other actors will play.
Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) is directing from a screenplay by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady, The Invisible Woman). Filming is set to start next week.