Carey Mulligan, most recently seen in "The Great Gatsby," will take the leading role in a drama. Getty images
Carey Mulligan, most recently seen in "The Great Gatsby," will take the leading role in a drama on the women's suffrage movement in turn-of-the-century Britain, Deadline.com reveals.
Further plot details for "The Fury" are still under wraps, but the screenplay is the work of rising star screenwriter Abi Morgan.
The British writer provided screenplays for both "The Iron Lady" and "Shame," the latter of which happened to feature Mulligan. The film will be directed by Sarah Gavron, whose 2007 film "Brick Lane" was also based on an Abi Morgan script.
Focus Features is producing the film, which is dedicated to a crucial period in modern history.
Remarkably daring by any standards, let alone those of their day, the suffragettes of the early 20th century made crucial progress towards earning British women the right to vote in 1918, after several decades of struggle.
The legal age for women voters was first established at 30, compared to 21 for men, but the discrepancy was corrected in 1928.