Ellen Page, the Oscar-nominated star of indie mega-watt hit "Juno", will appear in "Whip It!", Drew Barrymore's directorial debut.
"Whip It!" is about about a teenager that lives in a small Texas town and bullied into beauty pageants, but finds herself after joining a female roller derby team. The screenplay was written by derby star Shauna Cross, otherwise known on the circuit as Maggie Mayhem. Whatever happened to the stereotype of the meek or unsociable writer? Screenplay penners like Cross and Diablo Cody, the buzz-worthy writer of "Juno", will end up forcing the WGA to contemplate the ability to bungee jump, hog-tie a wild boar, or participate as a contestant on a reality show as a requirement for membership.
"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!"