Back in March, we reported that Focus Features has acquired North American distribution for the voting rights drama Suffragette, although a domestic release date has not been given at this time. Today, international distributor Pathe has released the first U.K. teaser trailer, featuring Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan. Suffragette is now set for an October 23 release in the U.S. and an October 30 U.K. debut.
Suffragette is a moving drama that will empower all who are striving for equal rights in our own day and age. The stirring story, inspired by the early-20th-century campaign by the suffragettes for the right of women to vote, centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother who comes to realize that she must fight for her dignity both at home and in her workplace. Realizing that she is not alone, she becomes an activist alongside other brave women from all walks of life. The early efforts at resistance were passive but as the women faced increasingly aggressive police action, the suffragettes become galvanized - risking their very lives to ensure that women's rights would be recognized and respected.
The supporting cast includes Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai and Samuel West in this drama from director Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane), which was written by Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady). It isn't known when a full trailer will be posted, so stay tuned for that. In the meantime, check out the U.K. teaser below.