Meryl Streep has just signed on to play British suffrage icon Emmeline Pankhurst in the aptly-titled Suffragette, which also stars Carey Mulligan. The movie will focus on early 20th century feminism, and is directed, written, and executive produced by women. No word yet on whether a a scene debating what suffrage means is included.
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I would be more interested in the project if it wasn't written by the same lady who wrote The Iron Lady, which had a dull script that didn't live up to the potential of its subject matter. Streep has an unfortunate record of not working with top-notch writers and directors. That said, I hope this will be a good film, especially as there is a shocking lack of movies about the suffragette movement.