Page poised for Freeheld

Cannes 2010 - Ellen Page will star in a feature film adaptation of Cynthia Wade's Oscar-winning 2007 documentary Freeheld , Variety reports.

Philadelphia scribe Ron Nyswaner will helm the as-yet-untitled feature, which follows the true story of a New Jersey merchanic's struggle to secure pension benefits after her girlfriend is diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Cannes 2010

"As a documentarian and feature producer, you always look for powerful stories with subject matter that will resonate with audiences, and Cynthia's remarkable chronicle...did just that," said producer James D Stern.

There's no word yet on further casting or shooting dates, but Freeheld 's release is scheduled for 2011.

Page will next be seen in Christopher Nolan's hotly awaited Inception , due for release on July 16th.