Ellen Page signs on for psych thriller 'Peacock'
Juno star Ellen Page is sure putting her Oscar nomination to good use. She’s signed on to star opposite Cillian Murphy (Batman Begins) in the psychological thriller Peacock. The film marks the third new project Page has joined in the last two months, all for production company Mandate, the group behind Juno. (The other two are Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, Whip It!, about a roller derby girl, and Sam Raimi’s horror film Drag Me to Hell.) Peacock centers around Murphy’s character, a split personality, who fools the small town of Peacock, Nebraska, into believing his two personalities are man and wife. Page stars as a struggling mother who holds the key to Murphy’s character’s past, sparking a battle between his two personalities. Michael Lander will be making his feature directing debut on the script he co-wrote with Ryan Roy. Barry Mendel (Munich) will produce the film.