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The petite Canadian Ellen Page actress is a darling of the indie movie scene, appearing in Juno, Hard Candy, Super and Whip It and many of her movies have been produced by Fox or Fox Spotlight. Now Variety reports that Page has entered into negotiations with to star in an adaptation of the comic book series Queen and Country.
Queen and Country is written by Greg Rucka for Oni Press and is inspired by the excellent 1970s British TV series The Sandbaggers. Queen and Country focuses on Tara Chace, a British Intelligence agent for the Special Operations Section of SIS (better known as MI6) who has to stop a terrorist plot after her identity is uncovered. Sources for Variety has reported that Fox have been impressed with Page and want to give her an action franchise.
Leverage creator John Rogers is currently on writing duties and Peter Chernin (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Oblivion) is set to produce.
Page is set to appear in the motion capture PS3 game, Beyond: Two Souls and is going to reprise her role as Kitty Pryde for X-Men: Days of Future Past.