On the Radar: Ellen Page, Julianne Moore fight for justice in Freeheld
Following up her critically acclaimed work in “Still Alice,” Julianne Moore will star alongside Ellen Page in an important feature-adaptation based on the true-story of a New Jersey police detective’s fight for LGBTQ rights within the force.
It’s a film that is sure to attract a lot of attention, driven by an amazing cast and a wonderful crew. With a limited release set to kickoff this fall, here is everything you should know about the film.
Peter Sollett directed the upcoming feature adaptation of “Freeheld,” a film based on the Oscar-winning short documentary of the same name by Cynthia Wade. Ron Nyswaner wrote the screenplay for the project.
The story of “Freeheld” centers on the true love story of Laurel Hester (played by Julianne Moore) and Stacie Andree (Ellen Page) and their fight for justice. A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie.
However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this. Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells (played by Michael Shannon) and activist Steven Goldstein (played by Steve Carell) unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.
The film was produced by Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher, Cynthia Wade, Jack Selby, Duncan Montgomery, James D. Stern, Julie Goldstein, Phil Hunt, Compton Ross, Kelly Bush and Ellen Page.
The film will see a limited release on October 2nd, 2015 before opening wide on October 16th, 2015.