The fantastically up-to-the-minute awardsdaily.com alerted me to some interesting developments…. It seems Juno stars Ellen Page and Olivia Thrillby are gonna get even friendlier this time around. Says AD, quoting New York magazine:
“With her much-acclaimed teen-pregnancy comedy Juno landing in theaters today, Ellen Page’s sudden success is getting a long-gestating project off the ground. Some time ago — before her role in Juno, or even Hard Candy — Page was attached to a project called Jack and Diane, an off-beat drama about a love affair between two teenage girls…”
Aww, sounds cute. Off-beat, you say? How off-beat are we talking?
“Bradley Rust Gray’s film is about two teenage lesbians (Ellen Page and Oliva Thrillby, above), who meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane’s charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack’s tough skinned heart. But, when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a week she tries to push her away. Diane must struggle to keep their love alive while hiding the secret that her newly awakened sexual desire occasionally turns her into a werewolf.”
As Juno says: “I don’t really know what kind of girl I am.”
Wow. Way to not sell out after your breakthrough role, Ms. Page. And any film title that plays homage to the Cougar works for me.
Additionally, EW.com noted that Page’s 2007 “breakthrough” male counterpart (or so says the NBR), Emile Hirsch is also queering up his follow-up, bringing Josh Brolin along too:
Emile Hirsch and Josh Brolin (pictured) are aligning themselves with yet another prestige project. The two, who are currently earning Oscar buzz for their roles in Into the Wild and No Country for Old Men, respectively, are in negotiations for Milk, the Gus Van Sant biopic starring Sean Penn as Harvey Milk, the former San Francisco city supervisor and gay-rights activist. Brolin is in talks to play Dan White, the elected official who assassinated Milk in 1978, while Hirsch is eyeing the role of street hustler-turned-Milk aide, Cleve Jones. James Franco (In the Valley of Elah), meanwhile, is gearing up to play Milk’s longtime lover, Scott Smith. Milk, which is scheduled to begin shooting Jan. 21 in San Francisco, is being made by Groundswell Productions and will be released by Focus Features.