Page Joins Nyswaner for "Freeheld" Adaptation

by basil tsiokos
May 18, 2010 2:36 AM
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Cynthia Wade's 2007 Oscar-winning documentary short, "Freeheld," will be coming to the big screen in a feature adaptation penned by Ron Nyswaner ("Philadelphia") and starring Ellen Page ("Juno"). Wade will join Endgame Entertainment's James D Stern, Double Feature Films' Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, and Vie Entertainment's Kelly Bush as producers, with Endgame's Doug Hansen and Adam Del Deo as executive producers. The film tells the heartbreaking story of New Jersey mechanic Stacie (played by Page) and her police detective girlfriend Laurel as they struggle for equality against homophobia to secure pension benefits for Stacie after Laurel's terminal diagnosis. [Basil Tsiokos]

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