Academy Award nominee Ellen Page (Juno, Inception) and Emmy winner Allison Janney (Spy, “Mom”) have signed on to star in the dramatic comedy Tallulah, with Sian Heder (“Orange Is the New Black”) having written the screenplay and directing the film.
Tallulah tells the story of a free-spirited young urban adventurer who rescues a baby girl from her spoiled and reckless mom. Page stars as Tallulah or “Lu” who quickly learns that the rest of the world thinks she kidnapped the child. She passes the baby off as her own with the mother of her ex-boyfriend, Margo, a middle-aged divorcé played by Janney. By the time the baby is returned to her rightful owner, all three women will forge an unbreakable bond of motherhood.
“We believe in emotionally charged stories with universal themes,” said Route One’s CEO Russell Levine. “This project has award-winning talent teamed up with a gifted young writer/director who wrote a brilliant script. Ellen Page and Allison Janney will give this film the nuanced comedic and dramatic strength it needs and we’re thrilled to move this project forward.”
Route One Entertainment is financing the film, and Heather Rae (Frozen River) is producing along with Route One’s CEO Russell Levine, Maiden Voyage’s Chris Columbus and Eleanor Columbus and Todd Traina. Ocean Blue Entertainment is co-financing the picture. Good Universe will handle international sales. Production is slated to start in June.
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