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Ellen Page will be starring in and producting an adaptation of Jean Hegland's post-apocolyptic novel, Into the Forest. Evan Rachel Wood will costar with Page as a pair of sisters living in a remote area of Northern California when society as we know it ceases to function. The two are left to fend for themselves as they await word from the outside world.
Patricia Rozema (MANSFIELD PARK, GREY GARDENS) has adapted the screenplay, and will be directing the film.
Here is the book synopsis, via Amazon:
Set in the near-future, Into the Forest is a powerfully imagined novel that focuses on the relationship between two teenage sisters living alone in their Northern California forest home.
Over 30 miles from the nearest town, and several miles away from their nearest neighbor, Nell and Eva struggle to survive as society begins to decay and collapse around them. No single event precedes society's fall. There is talk of a war overseas and upheaval in Congress, but it still comes as a shock when the electricity runs out and gas is nowhere to be found. The sisters consume the resources left in the house, waiting for the power to return. Their arrival into adulthood, however, forces them to reexamine their place in the world and their relationship to the land and each other.
Here's the full press release:
ELLEN PAGE AND EVAN RACHEL WOOD JOURNEY “INTO THE FOREST”
Patricia Rozema Set to Direct Film off Her Adapted Screenplay with Page Producing
LOS ANGELES, CA, OCTOBER XX, 2013) – Academy Award® nominated actress Ellen Page (The East, Juno, X-Men) is set to produce and star opposite Evan Rachel Wood (Mildred Pierce, Thirteen) in the film adaptation of Jean Hegland’s novel of the same name, INTO THE FOREST. Acclaimed director and writer Patricia Rozema (Grey Gardens, Mansfield Park) will direct the feature film from her adapted screenplay. INTO THE FOREST recounts the story of two sisters (Page and Wood) struggling to survive after the collapse of society in the not too distant future. In addition to Ellen Page, Kelly Bush Novak and Sriram Das are set to produce. Haroon (Boon) Saleem will serve as executive producer and Kristina Sorensen as associate producer.
Page recently wrapped on the seventh installation of the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and is attached to Fox’s Queen and Country. Additional credits include To Rome with Love, Inception, Super, Whip It, The Tracey Fragments, An American Crime, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Stone Angel, Smart People, and Hard Candy. Page is also attached to star and produce Freeheld, the feature length film based on the Oscar®-winning documentary of the same name. Page will produce the film alongside Endgame’s James D. Stern, Double Feature Films partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, Vie Entertainment and Cynthia Wade. Page is represented by WME, Barnes Morris Klein Mark and Yorn, and Vie Entertainment.
Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated Wood will next be seen this November starring in Charlie Countryman opposite Shia LaBeouf and in A Case of You opposite Justin Long. The actress also recently finished filming Andrew Fleming’s Barefoot, which will release in 2014. Other credits include The Ides of March, The Conspirator, Mildred Pierce, The Wrestler, King of California, Running with Scissors, Down in the Valley, The Upside of Anger and Thirteen, among many others. Wood also appeared as Queen Sophia-Ann Leclerq in the critically acclaimed HBO series, True Blood. Wood is represented by CAA.
An internationally respected and award-winning filmmaker, Patricia Rozema’s credits include the Jane Austen feature film: Mansfield Park, When Night is Falling, Tell Me You Love Me, and In Treatment. She also received an Emmy® nomination as a co-writer on HBO’s award-winning movie, Grey Gardens. Rozema is represented by CAA.