Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Whip It Poster

From MTV, we have a poster for Drew Barrymore's directorial debut Whip It, starring Ellen Page as a teen who defies her mother by joining a roller derby team. The release date was recently bumped up to October 2nd after Shutter Island's banishment to February left the date wide open.

I'm interested to see what Barrymore does behind the camera, anxious to see another lead performance from Page, hopeful because of Fox Searchlight's involvement, and in love with the edgy-cute color scheme on this poster. Pending reviews, I think I'll be in line to see this one.

One more thing: I think the tone of this film seems like a good fit for both Barrymore and Page right now. Smart for Barrymore to make her first foray into directing with something fun, and smart for Page to follow Juno with something non-baity. Ku-dos.


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