READ MORE: Watch: First Clip From ‘Freeheld’ Starring Julianne Moore & Ellen Page
“Freeheld,” starring Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell and Michael Shannon, is about a terminally ill New Jersey police whose legal battle to pass on her pension benefits to her domestic partner became a flashpoint for LGBT activism. The drama is based on a true story and is directed by “Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist” director Peter Sollett.
The official film synopsis reads: “New Jersey police officer Laurel Hester (Moore) was in the closet before she met Stacie Andree (Page), a young mechanic with a load of moxie and a spark of butch sexiness. Laurel’s love for this feisty, unabashed woman prompts her to come out — which alienates several of her colleagues, whether due to knee-jerk homophobia or, as with Laurel’s partner Dane Wells (Michael Shannon), a sense of betrayal at not having been told earlier.”
The film is set to have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. Watch this new clip of Julianne Moore and Ellen Page above.