'Orange Is The New Black' writer Sian Heder will make her directorial debut with 'dramatic comedy'
Juno stars Ellen Page and Allison Janney are to reunite for a new comedy film titled Tallulah.
Sian Heder, writer of four episodes of Orange Is The New Black, has written the script and will make her directorial debut with the “dramatic comedy” film. The story follows a woman who rescues a baby from a reckless mother and proceeds to raise the child with her ex-boyfriend’s mother. When the baby is returned to its rightful parent, the three women forge a close bond.
Page and Janney previously played stepmother and daughter in 2007’s Oscar-winning comedy Juno. They also appeared together in the 2013 indie film Touchy Feely.
Shooting on Tallulah is due to start in June, ScreenDaily reports. “We believe in emotionally charged stories with universal themes,” said Russell Levine, CEO of Route One Entertainment, the production company behind the film.
“This project has award-winning talent teamed up with a gifted young writer-director who wrote a brilliant script. Ellen Page and Allison Janney will give this film the nuanced comedic and dramatic strength it needs and we’re thrilled to move this project forward.”