Ellen Page in the fall months of 2015 might become one of the surprise box office stars with her film "Freeheld". That is the feeling that is starting to develop among some social media entertainment observers and fans who have been quietly noticing the growing anticipation for this movie since Lionsgate won the bidding war for its rights at the Berlin Film Festival. She is known as a superior acting talent but this is a project that could result in her being looked at as someone who can bring large number of fans to the movies.
It seems that there are many lesbian and bisexual fans who feel as if their stories are not being told or documented on the big screens of Hollywood and they want to see a film of the equal of "Philadelphia" or "Brokeback Mountain" in the cineplex and "Freeheld" represents that film (Indiewire - May 8).
Ellen Page is one of the most talented actresses in Hollywood, a critically acclaimed artist whose acting range is beyond reproach. However, this is a film which could do something different for her reputation and that is it could turn her into a major 'box office draw'. She would likely never admit that becoming known as a major box office draw is important to her but one thing that she has revealed in her interviews is she is 'ultra-competitive', something she has known since her days as a competitive soccer player in Canada and that trait has not all of a sudden disappeared as an actress.
"Freeheld" is a film that has the potential to draw 'huge' numbers at the box office because of its 'human story' of a couple fighting to have one of the partner's pension benefits transferred to the other, a story which many entertainment fans can relate to. Moreover, many heterosexual movie fans will be drawn to any project which she is part of because of her sensational acting range and she will also be able to draw the lesbian and bisexual fans who will want to see a story revolving around their relationship finally being the focal point of a movie on the big screen.
Ellen Page, a critically acclaimed acting star who in 2015 might also start being talked about by entertainment professionals as one of the 'new' box office leading ladies of Hollywood.