The gorgeous Ellen Page (a fact I alway feel uneasy about admitting after her cracking performance in David Slade’s gripping, paedophile thriller, HARD CANDY) is set to make her directorial debut with sweet-natured comedy-drama, MISS STEVENS. The film will come from a screenplay by Julia Hart, and has the focus on a depressed teacher who, while on a turbulent weekend trip to a state drama competition, recaptures her lust for life, self-worth and love of her profession.

SCARY MOVIE and THE DICTATOR’s Anna Faris, soon to be seen in Brit rom-com, I GIVE IT A YEAR, will take the lead. Shooting will commence once Page finishes work on Bryan Singer’s superhero sequel, X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, in which she returns as mutant Kitty Pryde.

Source: Deadline

Craig was our great north east correspondent, proving that it’s so ‘grim up north’ that losing yourself in a world of film is a foregone prerequisite. He has been studying the best (and often worst) of both classic and modern cinema at the University of Life for as long as he can remember. Craig’s favorite films include THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, JFK, GOODFELLAS, SCARFACE, and most of John Carpenter’s early work, particularly THE THING and HALLOWEEN.