Ellen Page (of Juno and Whip It) will be playing a lesbian in the upcoming film Freeheld:
Page will play Stacie Andree, the girlfriend of a dying New Jersey police officer named Laurel Hester. In addition to fighting cancer, Hester fights the county to get her pension benefits passed on to her partner. During the time the original documentary was shot such privileges were reserved solely for (heterosexual) married couples not (homosexual) domestic partners (a debate that’s still going on today). The screenplay for Freeheld will be written by Oscar-nominated writer Ron Nyswaner.