More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Ellen Page Will Star in Freeheld Feature
Ellen Page, best known for her Academy Award-nominated turn in Juno will star in a feature film based on last year's Oscar-winning short documentary Freeheld.
As you may recall, Freeheld follows the legal battle of Laurel Hester, an ailing lesbian New Jersey police officer who is fighting to transfer her pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree. Page would play Stacie; No word yet as to who will play Laurel.
The talented and amazing Cynthia Wade directed the documentary, and according to Good As You, she will also take the helm for the feature film.
The documentary is completely and totally heartbreaking. If you missed it when it aired on Cinemax earlier this year, please watch the trailer to get a feel for the incredible story.
No release date has been set for the feature, but we certainly hope it will start production soon!