Ellen Page Set for Legal Drama FREEHELD

Actress locked in for feature based on landmark gay rights case.

Ellen Page is attached to star in a feature adaptation of the Oscar-winning documentary short, ‘Freeheld,’ reports Deadline.

Penned by Ron Nyswaner (‘Philadelphia’), the film sees Page playing Stacie Andree, a woman who was denied the pension benefits of her long-time partner and New Jersey police detective Laurel Hester, when the latter became terminally ill.While Hester’s detective partner Dane Wells was conservative and surprised to learn of Hester’s orientation, Wells stepped up to become the leader in the fight for Laurel’s rights to assign her benefits to Andree.

‘Freeheld’ will be produced by Jack Selby via his newly minted production banner Incognito Pictures, and veteran film producer Scott Stone.