Helmer, cast ready to roll on 'Whip It!'
EmptyMarcia Gay Harden, Kristen Wiig, Juliette Lewis and Zoe Bell are mixing it up with Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore in the roller ring.
Barrymore will play Page's teammate in Mandate Pictures' roller derby comedy "Whip it!" then skate behind the camera between takes to make her feature directorial debut.
Harden plays an overbearing ex-beauty queen who would rather see her daughter, Bliss (Page), in pageants than skates. Wiig ("Saturday Night Live") plays Bliss' rowdy mentor, Malice in Wonderland. Lewis is Dinah Might, the star of Austin's top team. Bell plays a medical technician moonlighting as derby star Bloody Holly.
The film begins shooting this summer in Michigan and Texas.
Harden is repped by CAA and Framework Entertainment. Wiig is repped by UTA and Odenkirk Talent Management. Lewis is repped by Don Buchwald and Associates, and Bell is repped by CAA and Drama 3/4.
Gregg Goldstein reported from New York; Borys Kit reported from Los Angeles.