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Ellen Page to Whip Drew Barrymore

Published January 16, 2008 in Casting Update
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety.
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With the release of Juno, Ellen Page's popularity continues to soar. Though I have to admit that I'm still disturbed by her role in Hard Candy -- pedophiles beware -- this girl is absolutely adorable.

Ellen Page for Whip It!


Drew Barrymore has picked up some fresh talent for her directorial debut, Whip It!

Ellen Page will star in a story that follows the exploits of alterna-teen Bliss, who lives in a small Texas town, where she is always being pushed into beauty pageants. But she winds up finding herself after joining a female roller derby team.

Barrymore will direct off a script by Derby star Shauna Cross.

The project has been setup over at Warner Bros. under Barrymore's Flower Films banner.


"I really admire how Drew constantly challenges herself as an artist," Page said. "She's proven herself as an actress and a producer, and I have no doubt she'll bring great vision and creativity to the director's chair. I can't wait to kick ass on wheels!"

With a budget of $10 million, Whip It! is scheduled to begin shooting this summer in Texas.

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