by Rebecca Lewis, published on October 21, 2013|
Its been ten months since we first reported that Ellen Page was attached to star in an indie adaptation of Jean Heglands sci-fi novel Into The Forest, and today Variety updates with news that the Canadian actress is still attached and Evan Rachel Wood has joined her as her sister.
The story centers on the relationship between two sisters who live alone in a remote Northern California forest, and their struggle to survive after the collapse of society in the not-too-distant future. Patricia Rozema has adapted the book for screen and will also direct the pic, while Page will also take on producing duties in addition to her on camera work.
Our original report stated that it sounded like the kind of project we love to watch Page in compelling, understated films with strong female characters and this rings true for Wood as well, who first broke out in the gritty, Oscar-nomiated Thirteen.
Page recently wrapped filming on X-Men: Days of Past and is also attached to star in comic book adaptation Queen and Country. Wood has Country Charlieman, a drama with Shia LaBeouf coming out in mid-November, as well as romcom A Case of You.