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Focus Features gets US distribution rights to release 'Suffragette' starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, and Helena Bonham Carter for Fall 2015

Focus Features (who distributed Joe Wright's Pride & Prejudice, Atonement, and Anna Karenina films) has just acquired the North American distribution rights to Suffragette (starring Carey Mulligan, Meryl Streep, and Helena Bonham Carter) directed by Sarah Gavron from a script written by Abi Morgan, for a Fall 2015 domestic release.

Updated 3/27/15: Focus Features has now slated for Suffragette to be released in US theaters on October 23rd (limited release)! (via Box Office Mojo)

More info. via Focus Features below...
SUFFRAGETTE is a moving drama that will empower all who are striving for equal rights in our own day and age. The stirring story, inspired by the early-20th-century campaign by the suffragettes for the right of women to vote, centers on Maud (played by Carey Mulligan), a working wife and mother who comes to realize that she must fight for her dignity both at home and in her workplace. Realizing that she is not alone, she becomes an activist alongside other brave women from all walks of life. The early efforts at resistance were passive but as the women faced increasingly aggressive police action, the suffragettes become galvanized - risking their very lives to ensure that women's rights would be recognized and respected. In addition to Mulligan, the cast includes Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, Brendan Gleeson, and Meryl Streep.

Peter Schlessel, CEO of Focus Features, said, "SUFFRAGETTE is a story that will resonate with men and women across the generations; it is about parents and children, courage and dedication, and making hard choices. Sarah, Abi, Alison and Faye are women who represent an amazing convergence of filmmaking talent. We're proud to partner with Pathé to bring this powerful drama to audiences worldwide."

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