Ellen Page to get her cloak and dagger on as an international spy in QUEEN & COUNTRY!
Papa Vinyard here, and I got somethin' for ya...
Through with playing second fiddle to older A-listers as Kitty Pride in the X-MEN flicks, it seems that Ellen Page has finally landed her own solo comic-book franchise. Variety has announced that Page is in talks to head up Fox's QUEEN & COUNTRY, based on the series written by Greg Rucka. She would play Tara Chase, a haunted British operative who is forced to go solo on her latest world-saving mission when her identity is outed to her enemies.
In the six years since her mainstream breakout in JUNO, Page has struggled to find a role as eye-grabbing as that titular pregnant wiseass. She's been working consistently, and in high-profile appearances like INCEPTION, TO ROME WITH LOVE, and even her own leading lady gig in Drew Barrymore's WHIP IT, but none of those roles have been real attention grabbers for her (her role in INCEPTION, for example, is a distracting detriment from the impact of the film for me). This could be the role that really defines her potential as an actress, as well as bolstering her popularity with the younger generation that she's eschewed by choosing films like SMART PEOPLE and THE EAST over TWILIGHT-themed romances and the like.
She's got the spunk, the sense of humor, and the indie cred to really make this an interesting take on a young female spy movie. Now let's see who they attach as a director.
Of course, Page getting her hero freak on reminds many of us less of X-MEN than something else...
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- Capone loved the pure joy of discovering the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY!!! -- 381 total posts 380 posts
- Trailer for MUDBLOODS - Documentary About Real Life Muggle Quidditch Players! -- 233 total posts 137 posts
- International BIRDMAN Trailer Is Here!!! -- 174 total posts 46 posts
- Alex Kurtzman (as in Kurtzman and Orci) to direct the MUMMY reboot...yay?!! -- 298 total posts 36 posts
- Will Ferrell to play Russ Meyer in RUSS & ROGER GO BEYOND! -- 29 total posts 29 posts
- New Trailer For Christopher Nolan's INTERSTELLAR Is Here! Let's Light This Candle! -- 458 total posts 29 posts
- Jeremy Talks GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, ANT-MAN And Comic Con With Kevin Feige! -- 310 total posts 23 posts
- Disney Taking The Ol' Bait-And-Switch Route With Teaser For INTO THE WOODS! -- 117 total posts 21 posts
- Rest In Peace Makeup Legend Dick Smith -- 118 total posts 21 posts
- 5th Week of July 2014's PICKS & PEEKS: LYNCH - HERZOG - JAA - ARONOFSKY - KASDAN - WOODSTOCK!!! -- 358 total posts 19 posts