Welcome to Ellen Page Dump-and-Run Week, when even today's news that America's ambiguously-persuasioned sweetheart is attached to star in yet another adaptation of Jane Eyre is slightly overshadowed by the two "new" Page releases you may not have known to look for. Like An American Crime? You know this one? No? Page stars as Sylvia Likens, the Indianapolis teen who was beaten, tortured and murdered by her caretaker (played by Catherine Keener) in one of the most notorious homicides in American history. We saw it at the Sundance Film Festival in 2007, when someone reportedly passed out at the premiere — probably the producer who realized his high-caliber drama (starring two Oscar nominees!) was headed straight to Showtime oblivion this Saturday at 10 p.m. We feel him, but that's not the half of it.
A day earlier on May 9, Page's other hibernating indie, The Tracey Fragments, arrives on-screen and under the radar in limited release. We're checking it out in the next few days, but we've heard mixed things about the story of a runaway (Page) looking for her brother — in split-screen! Really! It's amazing, then, that we should hear Page is now dialed in as the title character in the umpteenth adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's 1847 novel Jane Eyre, which Miramax is rumored to be hopping aboard alongside BBC Films. No director is yet attached. Meanwhile, the thriller Peacock — Page's first new film since Juno's Oscar run — starts shooting this month in Des Moines. From here on out, it's nothing but the best. Seriously. We think.
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