Page and Murphy to Star in Peacock


Ellen Page and Cillian Murphy will star in the psychological thriller Peacock for Mandate Pictures, according to Variety.

The title is derived from tiny Peacock, Neb., where Murphy’s character, a split personality, fools the town into believing his two alter egos are man and wife. Page plays a struggling young mother who holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.

Shooting starts in May. Michael Lander will direct from a script he co-wrote with Ryan Roy. Peacock marks the first film from Lander and Roy.

Page has booked three films in the span of a month. She will next star in Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell and then segue to Peacock before taking on the starring role in Whip It, Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut.