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Ellen Page To Play Gun-Toting Superspy in the Decidedly Non-Indie ‘Queen & Country’

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Slowly but surely, Ellen Page is edging her way towards becoming a bona fide action star. First she phased through a wall or two as Kitty Pryde in X-Men: The Last Stand (and almost starred in a Pryde spin-off with the rest of Juno‘s creative team). She gleefully hacked and slashed her way through Super with a pair of Wolverine-style claws, and she’ll be sending Wolverine himself back to the seventies in next summer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.

But, apparently, it’s time for Page to grab some firearm and lay down the law as an action hero. And she’ll likely be doing so very soon, having entered negotiations to star in the upcoming Queen & Country. Based off the comic book of the same name by Greg Rucka, Queen & Country centers around Tara Chace, a British intelligence operative who navigates through both secretive spy missions, political strife, and government bureaucracy with guns occasionally a-blazing.

It’s a far cry from Page’s usual fare- which, aside from a few stints with the X-Men, spans all the way from indie comedy to indie drama, with the rare indie dramedy thrown in for good measure. Judging from her X-Men appearances, Super, and now Queen & Country, it seems Page might just have a fondness for comic book movies. With our current glut of superhero films and the surprisingly few women found within them, Page seems to be on the right track.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]

Adam Bellotto is a freelancer writer from Virginia who moved to California because movies are super neat. His work can also be read at Perihelion Science Fiction and Starpulse, among other places.

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