These days, Ellen Page seems to be taking the Nicole Kidman cinematic route -- signing up for a lot of interesting gigs, then backing out of them before they come to fruition. It's not exactly new news that Ellen Page has left the lesbian werewolf movie Jack and Diane -- Kim Voynar discovered her removal from the film's info last summer. But now it's official, with a new actress slipped in. As Arrow in the Head reports: Alison Pill has taken over the sexy saddle.

The film follows two teen girls who start snogging in New York City. But when Jack learns that Diane is leaving the country, she tries to cool things off. But Diane wants to keep things going -- while also having to keep it secret that these sexy shenanigans are turning her into a werewolf. There's no word on who will play who, but Pill will be one while Olivia Thirlby will play the other.
Page, much like her other Juno co-star Michael Cera, has picked up a good niche market with her snarky and tough youth. But the problem is -- she's always some version of the same sort of spunky person. Fun, yes. Continually original, no. Alison Pill, on the other hand, she's done the Canadian tv scene, played a wonderfully awkward pacifist gun-toter in Dear Wendy, got political as Anne Kronenberg in Milk, and plays the cancer-ridden April on In Treatment. And just to give her a little more notoriety, she's going to play the drumming Kim Pine in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Varied gigs with varied performances.

Seeing her take over for Page, I can't help but wonder if this will open up some doors for Pill while closing them for Page. (While, it must be said, looking quite similar to Page.) Popular constancy can only take you so far. Could this be the start of a new indie queen? I can only hope so. Pill has proved herself, but has yet to score the notoriety. What say you?
categories Cinematical