Meryl Streep’s 20th Oscar nomination could come as soon as next year’s ceremony, if Suffragette has any say in the matter.
The new drama from director Sarah Gavron stars Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst, a real-life leader of the suffragette movement who helped many British women gain the right to vote starting in 1918. (Full voting rights for women in the United Kingdom didn’t occur until 1928.) “Never surrender. Never give up the fight,” Streep’s Pankhurst says in the teaser, which was released to coincide with a push for UK voter registration. (The hashtag #votingmatters is also prominently featured in the tease.)
Suffragette isn’t a Streep solo act, of course: Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw and Brendan Gleeson all star in the film, while Abi Morgan (who handled script duties on The Iron Lady aka the last movie for which Streep won an Oscar) wrote the script.Suffragette is out in U.S. theaters on Oct. 23, via Focus Features. Expect an awards campaign to follow soon after.
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