It seems a film based off an Oscar-winning short documentary has found its lead actress. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ellen Page will star in Freeheld, a film based on the 2008 Oscar-winning short documentary of the same name.
The film will be based off the true story of Stacy Andree (Page), a car mechanic who with her girlfriend, police detective Laurel Hester, fight for Hester's pension benefits after she is diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Ron Nyswaner, who won an Oscar for his screenplay Philadelphia, is writing the script. No director is attached and a production schedule has not been released yet.