It’s probably safe from now on to mentally add Ellen Page’s name to every new casting announcement that hits between now and, say, 2051. The girl must have an army of clones available to fly out to any movie set anywhere within minutes; either that or she’s actually superhuman. I wouldn’t rule out either conclusion at this point.
While we wait for news that Page is in Watchmen, Quantum of Solace, Up! And the next four Scorsese films, we can ponder Peacock, which she’s just signed to do after Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell and before the Drew Barrymore flick.
Variety says the flick, directed by Michael Lander, also stars Cillian Murphy as a split personality who “fools the town [Peacock, Nebraska] into believing his two alter egos are man and wife. Page plays a struggling young mother who holds the key to his past and sparks a battle between the personalities.“
Wait, wait wait. Ellen Page is going to…play her age? I won’t be invited to fetishize her youngling good looks while marveling at her overtly adult presence? Screw that, I’ll be next door not even pretending while I watch the new Hayden Panettiere vehicle.