Ellen Page in Talks to Lead Film Adaptation of QUEEN & COUNTRY Comic
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ellen Page has officially entered negotiations to lead the upcoming film adaptation of Greg Rucka's comic series QUEEN & COUNTRY.
The project comes from 20th Centry Fox, and follows a "British SOS operative named Tara Chace whose identity is compromised after she carries out an assassination." The report notes that Ryan Condal has drafted the current script, with previous versions penned by John Rogers and Rucka. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are set to produce.
The comic series is officially billed as "an espionage drama, and ongoing series, set in the fictional British Secret Intelligence Service, focusing on a squad of three Special Operations Officers, codenamed "Minders", and in particular, focusing on the life of Minder Two (later to become Minder One), a woman named Tara Chace."
The issue titled OPERATION BROKEN GROUND won the 2002 Eisner Award for Best New Series.
Page is perhaps best known for playing a pregnant teen in JUNO, as well as her role in INCEPTION. She has also starred in the indie drama/thriller HARD CANDY, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND, and TOUCHY FEELY, which just premiered at Sundance. Page is also set to reprise her role as 'Kitty Pryde' in Bryan Singer's X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST.
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