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Ellen Page Cast in Drew Barrymore's Directorial Project?

January 15, 2008 (7:41 am) GMT
The rising star from drama comady movie "Juno" is being rumored to be cast in an adaptation film 'Whip It!' directed by the 'Charlie's Angels' star.

The pregnant teenager in "", , reportedly is being cast in 's directorial debut project "". The rumor broke out following FilmSchoolRejects' e-mail interview with Shauna Cross, the author of the novel 'Derby Girl' that is adapted into the film.

When asked about the casting, the author/screenwriter hinted that the Kitty Pryde in "" is one of the actresses to play in the film. FilmSchoolRejects noted her answer writing, "Rumor is the lead could be played by an actress whose name rhymes with 'Shmellen Shmage.' (Translates to: Ellen Page?) But what do I know? I'm just the writer."

Meanwhile, from the interview it is also revealed that the movie will be produced by Flower Films alongside Barry Mendel and Kiwi Smith. It is scheduled to start production in March. Further, the drama film tells about Bliss Cavendar, a blue haired, indie-rock loving girl who finds her identity through the power of roller derby.

UPDATE 01/17/08: On Tuesday, January 15, Variety reported that the star of "Juno" is indeed going to star in the Mandate Pictures' drama.

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