Meryl Streep has been cast as Emmeline Pankhurst in the upcoming film Suffragette, according to the Guardian. She is said to be in final negotiations to play ‘a small but important role’ as the iconic political activist. Meryl Streep has previously worked with writer Abi Morgan in The Iron Lady. The Ruby Films drama will be directed by Sarah Gavron and produced by Faye Ward and Alison Owen.
Shooting begins on Monday.