Freeheld trailer: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page fight for equality
This is a film that we hope to see in the 2016 Oscar race. Lionsgate has released the first trailer for “Freeheld,” a film that will open in Select Theaters on October 2nd before opening nationwide on October 16th. The film stars Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon and Steve Carell.
The film is based on the Oscar-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of “Philadelphia.” Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester [Julianne Moore] and Stacie Andree [Ellen Page] and their fight for justice.
As 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 [Michael Shannon], and activist Steven Goldstein [Steve Carell], unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.
The film was directed by Peter Sollett, working from a screenplay written by Ron Nyswaner.