Ellen Page and Julianne Moore have, over the courses of their career, received critical acclaim for numerous dramatic performances, with Moore’s filmography including the likes of films such as Safe, Boogie Nights, Far From Heaven, and I’m Not There, among others, culminating in an Academy Award for Best Leading Actress for her role in 2014’s Still Alice. Page, meanwhile, has been seen in Whip It, Inception, and The East. The two performers, however, have yet to work together, a fact that is poised to change with their upcoming feature Freeheld. The film’s synopsis is below.
New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester’s pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.
The film, which is based on the story of a real-life couple, sees Moore and Page play the two leads, directed by Raising Victor Vargas‘ Peter Sollett. Working from a screenplay by Philadelphia‘s Ron Nyswaner, the film’s supporting cast includes Steve Carell, Michael Shannon, and Josh Charles. With the feature set to open in American theatres on October 2nd, the first trailer has now been released, and can be seen below.