Producers of the upcoming film Freeheld
have released a poster featuring Ellen Page and Julianne Moore.
Above the caption “coming soon,”
the women gaze lovingly into each other's eyes while lying on a
Freeheld is the Hollywood
adaptation of the documentary short film of the same name based on
the true story of a lesbian couple facing death while battling a
Lieutenant Laurel Hester (played by
Moore) fought for the right to leave her Ocean County, New Jersey
police pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Page), as she
faced a diagnosis of terminal lung cancer. Hester's conservative
detective partner Dane Wells (Michael Shannon) stepped up to help her
in her fight.
Ron Nyswaner, whose Philadelphia
screenplay earned him an Oscar nomination, adapted Cynthia Wade's
short documentary into the feature film.
Filming began in October 2014.