http://uk.movies.ign.com/articles/845/845815p1.html Juno star will play a roller derby star. by Chris Tilly, IGN UK UK, January 16, 2008 - Ellen Page, who is generating award buzz for her star-making turn in Juno, is set to don skates and join a female roller derby team in her next film, according to Variety. Whip It! follows the adventures of Bliss (Page), a rebellious Texan teen who rejects the world of beauty pageants in favour of the all-skating, all-fighting roller derby. Real-life derby star Shauna Cross, aka Maggie Mayhem, has written the script, which will mark the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore. "I've been working toward the goal of directing my entire life" says Barrymore. "Whip It! is a story that really spoke to me." Page "can't wait to kick ass on wheels" in Whip It! "I really admire how Drew constantly challenges herself as an artist" adds Page. "She's proven herself as an actress and a producer, and I have no doubt she'll bring great vision and creativity to the director's chair. I can't wait to kick ass on wheels!" Whip It! is set to shoot in Texas this summer.