First Photos from Drew Barrymore's 'Whip It!'

July 09, 2009 09:03:39 GMT

The first official photos from Drew Barrymore's directorial debut project, 'Whip It!', uncover Barrymore, Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig and Juliette Lewis in their roller derby characters.


First Photos from Drew Barrymore's 'Whip It!'
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USA Today has published the first set of photos from Fox Searchlight's "Whip It!". Providing a peek at how the cast will be seen in the movie, the pictures give out Drew Barrymore as Smashley Simpson, Ellen Page as Babe Ruthless, Kristen Wiig as Maggie Mayhem and Juliette Lewis as the villain Iron Maven.

Seven of the eight images expose captures from the new roller-derby comedy. Some of the photos display an individual shot of several cast members, while one is a group shot of the good team Hurl Scouts and another one sees few of the baddie team Holy Rollers. Aside from the seven pics, USA Today has also included one photo of Drew getting herself behind the camera and directing.

In the article accompanying the photos, the publication let out its interview with Drew who is making her directing debut through this project. "I've been putting everything into a piggy bank, whether it was working with a filmmaker or going to a museum or listening to a certain song," she was quoted saying. "Everything I've learned throughout my whole life has been going into this piggy bank, and I just smashed it all over the floor for this one."

"Whip It!" is an adaptation film based on Shauna Cross' novel "Derby Girl". It tells the story of Bliss Cavendar, a misfit 17-year-old girl who is often forced by her mother to enter beauty pageants. Rebelling from her mother's will, she joins an underworld roller derby league under the name of Babe Ruthless and discovers her true self along the way.

Aside from Drew Barrymore, Ellen Page, Kristen Wiig and Juliette Lewis, the Fox Searchlight Pictures movie also sees Marcia Gay Harden and Zoe Bell among the cast ensemble. It will roll its way into U.S. theaters October 9.






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posted by Realderbygirl on Jul 21, 2009
Anyone who actually plays roller derby would take one look at those girls and laugh. No butts, no thighs, all little skinny girls. I'd love to take on that team!
posted by mitch uchea on Jul 10, 2009
OKAY LISTEN UP IM SKINNY WHITE AND WHEN I THINK OF THIS FILM IT MAKES ME SO HORNY OMG I HAD THIS GAY EXPERIENE WITH MY FRIEND GANY HE WAS SO GOOD SO GENTLE THEN I SHOUTED OUT 'WHIP IT' AND CUM LANDED ON HIS XBOX SO HE WENT SICK AND PUNCHED 3 TEETH OUT LOL IT HURT BUT IM OKAY NOW XXXXXXXX
posted by gany rogers on Jul 10, 2009
MITC YOU SICK FUCK SHUTUP YOU KNOW WHAT BITCHES IM UP I ADMIT IMA FUCKINGG STAB THAT BIATCHH i gonna stab that skinny twat so :@ alert the police coz u dead skinny boy
posted by Denny B on Jul 09, 2009
This looks like it's going to be one Kick Ass movie! Can't wait!
posted by Love Pirate on Jul 09, 2009
Holy Rollers suck.
posted by Hell on Wheels on Jul 09, 2009
If you want the stranger than fiction back-story of how roller derby was resurrected and has exploded in popularity across the globe, then check out the critically acclaimed documentary HELL ON WHEELS. The DVD came out earlier this year.

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