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.