Screenwriter Abi Morgan has been working on the script for The Fury for a few years now and today, Deadline (via Indiewire) reports that she finally seems to have found a lead actress — Carey Mulligan.
Details regarding the upcoming flick are being kept under wraps but we do know that it was previously titled Suffragettes and it narrates the story of a game-changing women’s rights movement and their influence within the history of the UK. Mulligan’s role remains unconfirmed, although, it’s speculated that she’ll play Emmeline Pankhurst, who was the head of the Women’s Social and Political Union.
The Academy Award nominee is one of the most exciting British actresses working today. Ever since her break-out role as a high-school student who falls in love with an older man in An Education, Hollywood directors have continuously cast Mulligan in lead roles — this year alone we’ve watched her shine alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire in The Great Gatsby, and we’re currently awaiting the release of the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davies, which will also feature John Goodman and Justin Timberlake.
This won’t be the actresses’ first time working with Abi Morgan either, as Mulligan had a supporting role in Steve McQueen’s Shame, which was written by Morgan. So far, The Fury seems promising and really, at this point, all they need to do is pick the right director to helm the project.
Mulligan is slated to play the character of Bathsheba Everdene in Thomas Vinterberg’s Far From the Madding Crow, and she’s also expected to reunite with Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn for I Walk with the Dead. That’s about all that’s on the horizon for her right now though so we can’t forsee her having any scheduling conflicts that would force her to drop out of Morgan’s film.
Who do you think Carey Mulligan will play in The Fury? What do you think the film will be about, if not suffragettes? Can you picture Carey Mulligan in a leadership role? Let us know what you think in the comments below!