Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern will finance a feature transfer of the Oscar-winning documentary Freeheld, with Ron Nyswaner adapting, and Ellen Page attached to star. The docu told the true story of New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree, and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester. The core of the doc was their struggle to secure pension benefits after Hester was diagnosed with a terminal illness. Their battles with local pols exposed corruption and inherent bigotry. Page will play Andree. Endgame will produce with Double Feature Films partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, Vie Entertainment’s Kelly Bush and Cynthia Wade.
Nyswaner won an Oscar nomination for writing Philadelphia. Page next stars with Leonardo DiCaprio in the Christopher Nolan-directed Inception. Endgame most recently completed production on the Nicolas Cage-starrer The Hungry Rabbit Jumps.