Pathe has newly boarded Suffragette, the Film4 and BFI-backed Ruby Films drama, which will star Carey Mulligan.
Pathe will distribute the film in the UK and France and will handle international sales.
The film will be directed by Sarah Gavron (Brick Lane) from a script by Abi Morgan, who won an Emmy last month for her work on BBC drama series The Hour.
Morgan, who co-wrote sex addict drama Shame with Steve McQueen, previously collaborated with Pathe on Margaret Thatcher biopic The Iron Lady and co-wrote the screenplay for Gavron’s Brick Lane.
Pathe swooped this week on Suffragette, previously known as The Fury, which was with Focus Features until the recent shakeup at the Universal subsidiary.
Mulligan will play Maud, a character described by the production as a “foot soldier of the early feminist movement” who becomes radicalized and turns to violence as a route to change.
According to the production, the film “tracks the story of the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement, women who were forced underground to pursue a dangerous game of cat and mouse with an increasingly brutal State.
“These women were not primarily from the genteel educated classes, they were working women who had seen peaceful protest achieve nothing. Radicalized and turning to violence as the only route to change, they were willing to lose everything in their fight for equality – their jobs, their homes, their children and their lives.
“Maud was one such foot soldier. Her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.”
Last night Carey hit the red carpet at the BFI Film Festival for the Centrepiece Gala screening of her new film Inside Llewyn Davis, looking gorgeous in a bright and fun Dior dress. We have over 200 HQ pictures in the gallery – huge thanks to our good friend Nicole for all of them. Enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2013 > Oct 15 | “Inside Llewyn Davis” BFI Gala Screening
On September 29, Carey attended the press conference for Inside Llewyn Davis, at The London Hotel in New York. HQ pictures have been added, courtesy of the lovely Lindsey. Enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2013 > Sep 29 | “Inside Llewyn Davis” Press Conference
Carey has appeared in Empire’s 100 Sexiest Movie Stars poll, coming in at #27. Here’s what they have to say about her:
#27 CAREY MULLIGAN
We may have spotted her in TV’s Bleak House or Trial & Retribution, or even as Kitty in Joe Wright’s Pride & Prejudice. But we can pinpoint the moment we all fell for Carey Mulligan thanks to two words: Sally Sparrow. Her appearance in the time-twisting Doctor Who episode Blink cemented her appeal, and she’s built from there with beautiful work in Public Enemies, Drive and The Great Gatsby.
An Education saw her Oscar nominated as defiant schoolgirl Jenny Mellor in a role that seemed made for her. But there’s also her troubled chanteuse in Shame…
STROKE OF CHARM
Joining Stephen Colbert’s book club. It’s Gif-tastic.
Last night Carey was in New York for the concert Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating The Music Of Inside Llewyn Davis, where she performed on stage alongside the likes of Justin Timberlake, Mumford and Sons and Oscar Isaac. Thanks to Lindsey for the HQ images!
Public Appearances > 2013 > Sep 29 | Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Last night Carey attended the Inside Llewyn Davis premiere as part of the 51st New York Film Festival, where she debuted her new brunette hair colour. HQ pictures have been added to the gallery, thanks to Lindsey. Enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2013 > Sep 28 | “Inside Llewyn Davis” NYFF Premiere
I’ve just added 04 gorgeous HQ photos from a recent shoot that Carey did – doesn’t she look simply stunning? Enjoy!
Photoshoots & Portraits > 2013 > Session 003
This year’s BFI London Film Festival will include screenings of Philomena starring Dame Judi Dench, a Charles Dickens biopic detailing a mysterious long-standing affair and the “untold story” of Mary Poppins, starring Emma Thompson.
Lasting 12 days, it will include appearances from Daniel Radcliffe, Sandra Bullock, Carey Mulligan, and Ralph Fiennes, with 234 features films and 22 world premieres in venues across the city.
The festival will open on October 9 with Captain Phillips, a thriller starring Tom Hanks based on the 2009 hijacking of US container ship by a crew of Somali pirates.
It will close on October 20 with Saving Mr Banks, the story of how Mary Poppins made it to the big screen starring Emma Thompson as author P.L Travers.
Inside Llewyn Davis, the latest Coen brothers film premiered in Cannes this year, will also be shown, starring actress Carey Mulligan and singer Justin Timberlake, along with Palme D’or winner Blue is the Warmest Color.
Carey has arrived at the Venice Film Festival, and has been straight out onto the red carpet for Miu Miu Women’s Tale, looking lovely in a simple shift dress and some quirky tortoiseshell sunglasses. Hopefully she will be making more appearances over the weekend! Thanks to Holly for the HQ pictures.
Public Appearances > 2013 > Aug 29 | “Miu Miu Women’s Tale” Venice Premiere
I’ve added a batch of new magazine scans from 2013, most of them from around May when The Great Gatsby was being heavily promoted worldwide. Big thanks to Holly for them!
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