Drew Barrymore introduces her to Whip It, a movie that marks her directorial debut, in this new featurette clip:
Whip It Featurette
I like the way she talks about her movie. Basically she says she wanted a movie that talks about real life but that’s still entertaining. Well judging from the material released so far for Whip It I think she managed to reach her goal. And I’m quite impatient to see Ellen Page joining that crazy roller derby league. :)
We may have a first look at Whip It!, an upcoming drama comedy movie directed by Actress-turned-director Drew Barrymore and starring Ellen Page:
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Plot: “A misfit girl named Bliss (Ellen Page) is constantly being pressured to enter beauty pageants by her mother, so she joins a roller derby league instead.”
Cast: – Ellen Page as Bliss Cavendar, a teenage girl who runs away to join an Austin roller derby league. – Marcia Gay Harden as Bliss’s mother, who would prefer her daughter enter beauty pageants than roller derbies. – Kristen Wiig as Malice in Wonderland, Bliss’s mentor. – Alia Shawkat as Pash, Bliss’s best friend. – Jimmy Fallon as the MC. – Landon Pigg as Oliver, Bliss’s guitar playing love interest, member of a band. – Juliette Lewis as Iron Maven, a rival player on Austin’s top team. – Drew Barrymore as Smashly Simpson, one of Bliss’s teammates
Those girls look like crazy. I guess the movie Whip It will be much more interesting and funny to watch than the usual tale of rebellion against rebellion against parental authority.