Carey Mulligan and Helena Bonham Carter feature in the first time for Suffragette.

Suffragette sees Sarah Gavron return to the director's chair, while Abi Morgan has penned the screenplay for the film.

Documentary Village at the End of the World was the last time we saw Gavron at the helm, but this is her first live action film since Brice Lane back in 2007.

An all-star cast has been assembled for the film, as Mulligan and Carter are joined by Meryl Street, Brendan Gleeson, Ben Whishaw, Anne-Marie Duff, and Romola Garai.

Along with this first time, the new synopsis for the film has also been released

Suffragette is a thrilling drama that 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. The story of her fight for dignity is as gripping and visceral as any thriller, it is also heart-breaking and inspirational.

Suffragette is one of the early 2015 films not to miss, and could be a potential award contender.

Suffragette is released 16th January 2015.

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