New art for Suffragette is released to co-incide with Emmeline Pankhurst Day. Pankhurst is portrayed by Meryl Streep in the new movie, due this October.

Suffragette (2015)
Suffragette (2015)

Today is Emmeline Pankhurst Day in the U.K. Each year, this day pays tribute to the fight for women’s suffrage (the right to vote) and equal rights for women led by activist Emmeline Pankhurst.

To co-incide with the importance of today Focus Features have released some brand new artwork for the upcoming drama Suffragette, which stars Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and the legendary Meryl Streep as Pankhurst.

Streep portrays the women’s rights activist in Suffragette, a powerful film about the ordinary women who risked their very lives in the name of equality. It is expected to be quite a contender come awards season, and its October 23rd release in New York and Los Angeles positions it perfectly for voters.

Check out the new art for the film below.

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Academy Award nominees Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter, and three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, lead the cast of 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 (played by Carey 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 (Meryl Streep), Maud becomes an activist for the cause alongside women from all walks of life. When increasingly aggressive police action forces Maud and her dedicated fellow suffragettes underground, they engage in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the authorities, who are shocked as the women’s civil disobedience escalates and sparks debate across the nation. 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. The film also stars Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, and Natalie Press. SUFFRAGETTE is directed by BAFTA Award winner Sarah Gavron from an original screenplay by Emmy Award winner Abi Morgan.