Ellen Page in Talks to Star in Drew Barrymore’s ‘Whip it’

Drew Barrymore is preparing for her directorial debut titled, ‘Whip it.’ The film is an adaptation of the popular novel, ‘Derby Girl.’ It is also highly speculated that fellow Canadian Ellen Page, (one of the most sought out young actresses in Hollywood) is in talks to play the lead role in ‘Whip it.’

Comingsoon.net gives us these details about the upcoming project:

Meet Bliss Cavendar, a blue haired, indie-rock loving misfit stuck in the tiny town of Bodeen, Texas.

Her pageant-addicted mother expects her to compete for the coveted Miss Blue Bonnet crown, but Bliss would rather feast on roaches than be subjected to such rhinestone tyranny.

Bliss’ escape? Take up Roller Derby.

When she discovers a league in nearby Austin, Bliss embarks on an epic journey full of hilarious tattooed girls, delicious boys in bands, and a few not-so-awesome realities even the most bad-assed derby chick has to learn.

Since I saw Ellen Page in 2006’s ‘Hard Candy,’ I knew this girl was going places because she gave such an electrifying performance as the young tormentor of a possible child molester. I have yet to see ‘Juno,’ but from what I hear, she is definitely on the fast track in Hollywood. (Definitely a step up from ‘The Trailer Park Boys’ :P)

Having Ellen Page attached to this film is definitely peaking my interest on this project. I’m also a little curious to see how Drew Barrymore is going to do in her feature film directorial debut.

So what are your thoughts movie fiends? Do you think this is a good project for Miss Ellen Page to take on?

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5 thoughts on “Ellen Page in Talks to Star in Drew Barrymore’s ‘Whip it’

  1. I love Ellen Page. Like you said Serena – Hard Candy was an amazing two handed film and she knocked it out of the park.

    Unfortunately I have no idea what a Roller Derby is. Something on skates?

  2. In my opinion, her next role she be coming to my house so I can get down on one knee and propose marriage because I am absolutely in love with her. A beautiful woman and so talented!

  3. My opinion is that she is solid gold. It’s nice to see a young actress taking a smart route and making films that seem to be actually saying something. As long as this film keeps on the right track (I have no idea of Barrymore’s directing talent), then it should turn out to be another killer film for her resume.


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