Ellen Page will star in the drama Freeheld, which is based on Cynthia Wade’s Oscar-winning short documentary of the same name. According to THR, the documentary “centered on the true story of New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester, who both battled to secure Hester’s pension benefits after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.” Page will play Andree. Oscar-nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) will pen the script.
Hit the jump to see a brief news piece on the film. Page will next be seen this summer in Christopher Nolan’s Inception.