Ellen Page To Make Her Directorial Debut With Miss Stevens, Starring Anna Faris
Ellen Page has been working as an actress for most of her life, and while's she still young it would appear that she feels ready to bring her career to the next level. The Inception star is now set to make her directorial debut with Miss Stevens, and has already attached Anna Faris to star.
Deadline reports that Julia Hart, who scripted the upcoming Black List drama The Keeping Room, wrote the original screenplay. The story centers on a teacher (Faris) on the verge of a nervous breakdown while chaperoning a group of students to a state drama competition, but with the help of her students she is able to come back from the brink. Details regarding when the production might start rolling seem to be unavailable, though it could be a while given how busy both Page and Faris have been.
The Juno star most recently premiered her new film, the eco-terrorist thriller The East, at the Sundance Film Festival, and while it was picked up by Fox Searchlight it doesn't currently have a release date. She will also soon be getting back into superhero mode for Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past, in which she will be reprising her role as Kitty Pryde.
And while Page is digging further and further into the movie world, Faris will soon be taking her talents to the small screen. The Scary Movie star is set to play the lead in the pilot for the sitcom Mom, which is created by Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men). She will, however, also be doing a bit of big screen work as well, set to lend her voice to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2.
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