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.