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Ellen Page to star in Drew Barrymore's directorial debut

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Ellen Page is at it again. The star of Juno and current It girl is set to headline Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut Whip It. The film chronicles the adventures of Bliss Cavendar, a teenage misfit stuck in a dead-end town outside Austin, Tex., who decides to take up the time-honored tradition of Roller Derby. Based on the book Derby Girl by novelist and screenwriter Shauna Cross, Whip It will be produced by Barry Mendel and Barrymore’s Flower Films for Mandate Pictures. It will be shooting this summer in Austin.