Marcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell are turning heads with Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore in the roller derby comedy Whip it! for Mandate Pictures. The comedy will mark Barrymore's directorial debut.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Harden plays an overbearing ex-beauty queen who would rather see her daughter, Bliss (Page), in pageants than skates. Barrymore will play Page's teammate. Wiig (Saturday Night Live, Knocked Up) plays Bliss' rowdy mentor, Malice in Wonderland. Lewis is Dinah Might, the star of Austin's top team. Bell plays a medical technician moonlighting as derby star Bloody Holly.
The film begins shooting this summer in Michigan and Texas.