Ellen Page Buzzing Around "Juno"

Juno picture


"Hard Candy" star Ellen Page takes the leading role in "Juno."

Making a turn into comedy genre, teen star Ellen Page has reached a deal to take part in a coming-of-age comedic feature entitled "Juno", Variety has reported. Along with her, Michael Cera of "Arrested Development" fame has also been signed to the project.

Coming under direction of "Thank You for Smoking" helmer Jason Reitman, Page will play the title character, a quick-witted teenager faced with an unplanned pregnancy while Cera is billed as her loyal best friend who is responsible for her pregnancy.

Production is slated to start early next year with Diablo Cody writing the script. Mandate Pictures's Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane are executive producing alongside Dan Dubiecki while Mason Novick, Lianne Halfon, and Russell Smith are seating as producers. Jim Miller, Reitman's producing partner at Hard C, will co-produce.

Page, a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, received rave reviews earlier this year for her performance in "Hard Candy" opposite Patrick Wilson. She is last seen playing Kitty Pryde in the third installment of "X-Men" film franchise, "X-Men: The Last Stand", which has grossed over $230 million in domestic market only.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Johnny Depp and Javier Bardem Officially Join Tom Cruise in Universal's Monster Film 'Dark Universe'
  2. 'The Voice' Live Finale Part 2: And the Winner of Season 12 Is....
  3. 'The Voice' Live Finale Part 1: Four Finalists Sing for the Win
  4. Camila Cabello Teams Up With Ed Sheeran, Pharrell and Charli XCX on Upcoming Album
  5. Kylie Jenner Reportedly Pregnant With Travis Scott's Baby
  6. Iggy Azalea Responds to Odell Beckham Jr. Dating Rumors: I Don't Even Know Him
  7. Fans Loath ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake - See the Hilarious Memes
  8. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Are Planning to Remarry This Summer
  9. Kylie Jenner Tells Bella Thorne to be Careful of 'Charming Player' Scott Disick
  10. Bye 'KUWTK'! Kim Kardashian Is Focusing on Her New Show 'Glam Masters'

CELEBS PHOTO