Ellen Page to romance Kate Mara in LGBT drama 'Mercy'
Mercy stars Ellen Page and Kate Mara as women on opposite sides of a political dispute, who fall in love against all odds.
“In another great win for mainstream LGBT cinema, Hollywood stars Ellen Page and Kate Mara are uniting for Mercy, written by Joe Barton and directed by Israeli filmmaker Tali Shalom-Ezer (Princess).
The movie follows Ellen Page’s Lucy, whom Variety describes as “the daughter of a man on death row,” who falls in love with Kate Mara’s titular Mercy.
Mercy is “a woman on the opposing side of [Lucy’s] family’s political cause,” and their romance will test Lucy’s “value for truth, as her world begins to unravel.”
Ellen Page, an out actress herself, has long been working to increase LGBT visibility in the media. Her road show Gaycation sees Page travel around the world with her best friend, Ian Daniel, to visit LGBT communities. The show is nominated for an Emmy in the “Best Unstructured Reality Series” category.
Incidentally, when Page came out as a lesbian in 2014, Kate Mara sent her the following tweet:
Ellen Page responded:
Anecdotally, Kate Mara’s sister Rooney Mara starred opposite Cate Blanchett in 2015’s smash hit LGBT drama Carol. Let’s hope Mercy will find similar success and acclaim!”
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