This summer is was announced that Ellen Page was attached to star in Lioness, a film about real-life US Marine Lance Corporal Leslie Martz who was a gay women stationed in Iraq for a time.
Her agenda there was to gain the trust of Afghan women and prepare them for independence, but Martz was also tasked with surreptitiously extracting intelligence from those same women about their Taliban husbands.
Now the film has a director, and it’s a very intriguing choice. Reed Morano, whose work as a cinematographer you have very likely seen in films like Frozen River, Kill Your Darlings, and The Skeleton Twins, will helm the film.
It follows her directorial debut Meadowland, which hits theaters next month.
Rosalind Ross, one of the writers of the El Rey Network series Matador, wrote the script, making this a refreshingly all-female affair (unlike Page’s last film where she played a lesbian character – Freeheld).
The film is eyeing an April 2016 start.