Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan and Anne-Marie Duff are fighting for women’s right to vote in the first-look teaser for new film Suffragette.
The trailer sees Anne Marie-Duff (Violet) smash windows and shout “Votes for Women”, while Mulligan, as “heart-breaking and inspirational” Maud, takes advice from Streep, who stars in the British flick as iconic political activist Emmeline Pankhurst.
“Never surrender. Never give up the fight,” the Oscar-winning actress can be heard saying.
From Brick Lane director Sarah Gavron and The Iron Lady screenwriter Abi Morgan, Suffragette follows the “foot soldiers of the early feminist movement” – working women who turned to violence and risked everything fighting for their right to vote.
The release of this 30-second teaser trailer six months before the film hits cinema is part of the #votingmatters campaign, which aims to encourage women to register to vote before next Monday’s (20th April) deadline.
The trailer ends with the words: “Recruiting 2015.”