Julianne Moore has joined co-star Ellen page in Freeheld, an indie drama based on the Academy Award-winning documentary short from 2007 of the same name. The film will dramatize the true story of Laurel Hester (Moore), a detective from New Jersey who was unable to assign her police pension benefits to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Page), when she became terminally ill with cancer.
will play a supporting role as Steven Goldstein, an equality activist, and Peter Sollett (Raising Victor Vargas, Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist) will direct. The screenplay was written by Ron Nyswaner, who also wrote Philadelphia. Filming is tentatively scheduled to begin this summer.