Meryl Streep is set to play another British Iron Lady after signing on to portray early 1900s women's rights icon Emeline Pankhurst in a new movie.

Streep, who won an Oscar for playing Margaret Thatcher, will play the political activist in upcoming drama Suffragette.

The project, which also stars Carey Mulligan, will start shooting in the U.K. next week (beg24Feb14), according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Mulligan will lead the cast as a young feminist who becomes violent after growing frustrated with the Suffragette movement's peaceful protests.