Ellen Page To Go "Freeheld"

By Garth Franklin Tuesday May 18th 2010 03:48PM

Ellen Page ("Juno") is set to star in a feature film adaptation of Cynthia Wade's 2008 Oscar-winning short documentary "Freeheld" says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story is based on the true story of Stacy Andree (Page), a New Jersey car mechanic who with her girlfriend, police detective Laurel Hester, fight to secure Hester's pension benefits after she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Ron Nyswaner ("Philadelphia") will adapt the doco into a feature screenplay. No production schedule has yet been set.