Harden, Bell, Wiig To Whip It

Marcia Gay Harden, Zoe Bell, Kristen Wiig and Juliette Lewis have joined Mandate Pictures’ roller derby comedy “Whip it!” says The Hollywood Reporter.

Harden plays an overbearing ex-beauty queen who would rather see her daughter, Bliss (Ellen Page), in pageants than skates. Drew Barrymore makes her directorial debut on the film and will co-star as one of Bliss’ team mates.

Wiig 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.