Israeli filmmaker Tali Shalom Ezer will direct Ellen Page and Kate Mara in the romance-drama “Mercy” with shooting set to begin in Cincinnati in September.
Ezer, who made her feature debut with “Princess,” will direct from a script by Joe Barton. Amy Seimetz, Pablo Schreiber and Elias Koteas have also been cast in key roles.
Producers are Christine Vachon and David Hinojosa for Killer Films along with Page and Mara. Executive producers are Robert Halmi Jr. and Jim Reeve through their Great Point Media and Karri O’Reilly.
Page is portraying Lucy, the daughter of a man on death row falling in love with Mara’s Mercy character, a woman on the opposing side of her family’s political cause. As a result, Lucy’s value for truth is tested as her world begins to unravel.
Page first revealed the then-untitled project last year during a news conference at the Zurich Film Festival, where “Freeheld” was screening, saying, “I’m focusing mostly on stories that are meaningful to me and stories for women and supporting more gay characters.”
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“We’re doing a movie this fall [titled Mercy] with Ellen Page and Kate Mara that a young Israeli director named Tali Shalom Ezer, who did that film Princess, is directing.”
According to Killer, Mercy is a love story between the characters of Page and Mara, in which the daughter of a man on death row falls in love with a woman on the opposing side of her family’s political cause. As a result, her value for truth is tested as her world begins to unravel.
Ellen was just on Chelsea today to speak about her LGBT travel show [Gaycation] and the devastating toll of the Orlando shooting.
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a short clip full the full episode below.
Ellen Page joins Chelsea Handler in-studio to discuss Viceland’s docu-series Gaycation, in which she and her best friend Ian Daniel travel around the world to explore LGBTQ cultures in other countries. Page has an emotional and somber moment with Handler while discussing hate crimes against the LGBTQ community and the recent events that took place at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, FL.