Ellen Page to Star in Freeheld


Ellen Page (Inception) will star in a dramatic feature based on Cynthia Wade’s award-winning short documentary Freeheld for Endgame Entertainment.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia) is writing the screenplay “based on the true story of New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree, who’ll be played by Page, and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester, who both battled to secure Hester’s pension benefits after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.”

Wade’s doc won the Oscar for best short documentary in 2008.