- Whip It!
name = Whip It!
director = Drew Barrymore
producer = Barry Mendel
writer = Shauna Cross
Ellen Page Marcia Gay Harden Kristen Wiig Juliette Lewis Zoë Bell Drew Barrymore
released = 2009
country = USA
language = English
budget = $10 million
amg_id = 1:429408
imdb_id = 1172233
"Whip It!" is an upcoming
comedy filmdirected by Drew Barrymoreand written by Shauna Cross, based on her novel "Derby Girl". The film will be Barrymore's directorial debut.
A misfit girl named Bliss (Ellen Page) is constantly being pressured to enter beauty pageants by her mother, so she joins a roller derby league, stumbling over reality and finding herself along the way.cite news| url=http://www.variety.com/VR1117979134.html| title=Ellen Page to 'Whip It!' for Barrymore| date=2008-01-15| accessdate=2008-06-30| work=Variety| publisher=Reed Business Information |author=Siegel, Tatiana]
Ellen Pageas Bliss Cavendar, a teenage girl who runs away to join an Austin roller derby league.
Marcia Gay Hardenas Bliss's mother, who would prefer her daughter enter beauty pageants than roller derbies.cite news| url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/film/news/e3i17cfb9d2f397c8cb48a75eaa6bee886c| title=Cast ready to roll on 'Whip It!'| date=2008-06-30| accessdate=2008-06-30| work=The Hollywood Reporter |publisher=Nielsen Business Media |author=Goldstein, Gregg & Kit, Borys]
Alia Shawkatas Pash, Bliss's best friend. [cite news |url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117990676.html |title=Alia Shawkat |author=Perry, Byron |date=2008-08-17 |work=Variety |publisher=Reed Business Information |accessdate=2008-09-15]
Landon Piggas Oliver, Bliss's guitar playing love interest, member of a band.
Kristen Wiigas Malice in Wonderland, Bliss's mentor.
Juliette Lewisas Iron Maven, a rival player on Austin's top team.
Zoё Bellas a medical technician who moonlights as derby star Bloody Holly.
Drew Barrymoreas one of Bliss's teammates.
Jimmy Fallonas the MC.
Ari Graynoras Eva Destruction
*Eve as one of Bliss's teammates. [cite news |url=http://www.theboombox.com/2008/08/19/eve-to-whip-it-in-upcoming-film/ |title=Eve to "Whip It" in Upcoming Film |author=Ford, Tracey |date=2008-08-19 |work=The Boom Box |publisher=The Boom Box |accessdate=2008-09-29]
Cross adapted her 2007 young adult novel "Derby Girl" for the screen and pitched the script to different
production companieswhile simultaneously pitching its source material to various publishers. The film project was initially to be handled by Warner Independent, but Mandate Pictures took over after it was put into turnaround.cite news| url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117987712.html| title=Shauna Cross| date=2008-06-18| accessdate=2008-06-30| work=Variety| |publisher=Reed Business Information |author=Swart, Sharon] Production began summer 2008 in Michigan, and shooting in and around Detroitand Washtenaw County, namely Saline, began July 26.cite news |url=http://blog.mlive.com/grpress/2008/08/grand_rapids_skaters_roll_em_i.html |title=Grand Rapids skaters roll 'em in Drew Barrymore movie "Whip It!" |author=Serba, John |date=2008-08-10 |work=The Grand Rapids Press |publisher=MLive.com |accessdate=2008-08-12] Some scenes may also be shot in Texas. "Whip It!" is being produced by Barrymore's Flower Filmsproduction company and will be distributed by Mandate Films upon its theatrical release.
* [http://www.mandatepictures.com/films.aspx?projectid=4f06058e-8109-419b-9044-e451e9bcce7b&index=21 Mandate Pictures]
* [http://impossiblefunky.blogspot.com/2008/08/hey-drew.html Blogger petitions for Whip It! Theme song]
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