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Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood will be playing sisters trying to survive the post-apocalypse in “Into the Forest”. Hey, beats being stuck in the post-apocalypse with your high school nemesis, am I right? Unless, of course, the sisters happen to hate each other. That would suck, too, I guess. Still, blood is thicker than water. Or chocolate. I forgot which.
Based on the Jean Hegland novel of the same name, “Into the Forest” will find Page and Wood playing two sisters who “struggle to survive after the collapse of society in a not-too-distant future.”
Patricia Rozema (“Mansfield Park”) will direct the film.
Here’s a more official description of the book (and, I assume, the movie) via Amazon:
Set in the near-future, Into the Forest is a powerfully imagined novel that focuses on the relationship between two teenage sisters living alone in their Northern California forest home.
Over 30 miles from the nearest town, and several miles away from their nearest neighbor, Nell and Eva struggle to survive as society begins to decay and collapse around them. No single event precedes society’s fall. There is talk of a war overseas and upheaval in Congress, but it still comes as a shock when the electricity runs out and gas is nowhere to be found. The sisters consume the resources left in the house, waiting for the power to return. Their arrival into adulthood, however, forces them to reexamine their place in the world and their relationship to the land and each other.
Ellen Page is coming off Bryan Singer’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past”, and was recently cast as the female lead in the comic book movie “Queen and Country”.
Evan Rachel Wood can next be seen in “Charlie Countryman” opposite Shia LaBeouf. She’s also done stints on HBO’s “True Blood”.
Via : THR