Thursday 17 August 2017

Knock out cast - Brendan Gleeson set to share the big screen with Oscar winner Meryl Streep

Brendan Gleeson is to share the screen with Oscar winner Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan in historic drama ‘Suffragette’.
Brendan Gleeson is to share the screen with Oscar winner Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan in historic drama ‘Suffragette’.
Kirsty Blake Knox

Kirsty Blake Knox

Talk about a knock out cast.

Brendan Gleeson is to share the screen with Oscar winner Meryl Streep and Carey Mulligan in historic drama ‘Suffragette’.

As the title suggests, the film focuses on the early feminist movement, with Streep taking on the role of Emmeline Pankhurst.

Mulligan will play a foot soldier called Maude, who becomes radicalized and turns to violence as a way to further the cause.

Helena Bonham Carter, Anne-Marie Duff and Ben Whishaw, who played the part of ‘Q’ in ‘Skyfall’, will also take star in the film that is due to start filming on Monday 24.

The script has been penned by Abi Morgan, who wrote the screenplay for ‘The Iron Lady’; the Margaret Thatcher biopic for which Steep won an Oscar two years ago.

Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan

Morgan also co-wrote ‘Shame,’ the Steve McQueen-directed film that Mulligan starred in with Michael Fassbender.

Lily Allen's mum Alison Owen, who was nominated for a 2014 BAFTA for her work on Saving Mr Banks, is on board as a producer.

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