Meryl Streep to star as key figure in women’s history

Meryl Streep is set to play a key role in women’s history in new film Suffragette.

Meryl will take on the role of Emmeline Pankhurst, a suffragette who was heavily involved in gaining the vote for women. She also suffered terribly in a prison for her actions, being force fed through tubes while on hunger strike.

The movie will be written by Abi Morgan, writer of The Iron Lady, and directed by Sarah Gavron.

Carey Mulligan will star as a young feminist who decides peaceful methods are not working in the fight for women’s right to vote and so turns to more militant and violent tactics.

The movie will also star Helena Bonham Carter and Brendan Gleeson.