Ellen Page has taken a bit of a break from the big screen, but the actress is back at it and starring in two movies that come out next month: Into The Forest and Tallulah. While Into The Forest definitely looks entrancing with its somber, post-apocalyptic world, it’s her other film Tallulah that we’re most excited about.
The story of Tallulah seems as emotional and bleak as it does comedic and feel good. It’s all the elements we typically love in Ellen Page’s work. Page plays Lu, a semi-homeless, fiercely independent woman who lives in a van. When she has the opportunity to rescue a neglected child from a negligent mother, she takes it and steals the baby. Of course, once she steals the baby, she isn’t really sure what to do, so she turns to the only responsible adult she knows, Margot. Margot mistakenly thinks the baby is her grandchild and the film shows their journey.
For a Netflix original film, Tallulah has an all-star cast. Of course, casting Page as the lead already excites us, but the film is rounded out with Allison Janney, Tammy Blanchard, Zachary Quinto, John Benjamin Hickey and Uzo Aduba.
This film is also Sian Heder’s directorial debut. Heder is best known for her work on beloved Netflix series Orange Is the New Black where she worked as a screenwriter and story editor. The film debuted at Sundance Film Festival where positive reviews lead it to be acquired by Netflix (who, let’s be honest, has pretty great taste when it comes to the content they choose to brand as their own).
Checkout the trailer above! Tallulah hits Netflix on July 29th.