Lilliputian cutie Ellen Page is headed INTO THE FOREST...
Variety has broken the news that, yes, Ms. Page (seen below) will star in the post-apocalyptic thriller INTO THE FOREST, based on the novel by Jean Hegland. Since the news was broken via Twitter, not a whole lot more is known at this time. Who will direct, produce, co-star...all up in the air at this point.
As for the plot?
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.
Seems like Page continues to choose her projects wisely. For an actress who could have easily gone the commercial, poptart route after JUNO, she's actually done some interesting work with equally interesting filmmakers. Got to admire her for that!
More on INTO THE FOREST when it sprouts.