Producers of the upcoming film Freeheld
on Thursday released the first trailer for the movie.
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
Julianne Moore) fought for the right to leave her Ocean County, New
Jersey police pension to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Ellen
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.
Steve Carell plays activist Steven
Goldstein in the film.
Ron Nyswaner, whose Philadelphia
screenplay earned him an Oscar nomination, adapted Cynthia Wade's
short documentary into the feature film.
Freeheld opens in October. (The
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