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Meryl Streep to play British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst
Meryl Streep to play British suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst

Meryl Streep will portray political activist Emmeline Pankhurst in the historical drama "Suffragette," extending the actress' string of real-life female roles including Julia Child in "Julie and Julia," Anna Wintour in "The Devil Wears Prada" and Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady."  According to Screen Daily, Streep is in final negotiations to join the project and "will have a small but important role in the film, which will see her character give a 'tour de force' speech on women's rights during a political rally." The film stars Carey Mulligan as an activist in the early days of the women's...

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