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Meryl Streep set to join Carey Mulligan on Suffragette

Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia: The Movie

Story by Jack Foley

MERYL Streep is in final negotiations to join the cast of Suffragette alongside Carey Mulligan.

The Oscar-winning actress would take on the role of iconic political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in the drama, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Sarah Gavron is directing the film, which is based on a script by Abi Morgan, who worked with Steep on The Iron Lady.

The film will follow Mulligan’s young foot soldier of the early feminist movement as she becomes radicalized and turns to violence after seeing peaceful protests achieve nothing.

Streep’s role, of Pankhurst, is described as small but significant as the formidable woman was the leader of the British suffragette movement who founded the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in the early 1900s.

Streep is nominated for a best actress Oscar for her current film, August: Osage County. She also has The Giver and the musical adaptation of Into The Woods on the way.

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