Focus Features has released the first trailer for the dramatic film Suffragette starring Carey Mulligan and directed by Sarah Gavron. Abi Morgan (The Iron Lady) wrote the script and Alison Owen and Faye Ward produce what could be one of Focus Features’ potential 2016 Oscar contenders. Focus is aiming for a limited release on October 23, 2015 followed by a wide release on Thanksgiving, prime dates for garnering awards consideration attention.
In addition to Mulligan, Suffragette stars Helena Bonham Carter, Brendan Gleeson, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Whishaw, Romola Garai, Natalie Press, and Meryl Streep.
Suffragette is a powerful drama about the women who were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality in early-20th-century Britain. The stirring story centers on Maud (Mulligan), a working wife and mother whose life is forever changed when she is secretly recruited to join the U.K.’s growing suffragette movement. Galvanized by the outlaw fugitive Emmeline Pankhurst (Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. Inspired by true events, Suffragette is a moving drama exploring the passion and heartbreak of those who risked all they had for women’s right to vote – their jobs, their homes, their children, and even their lives.
Watch the trailer: