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Man, I Can't Wait to Whip It!

Man, I Can't Wait to Whip It!

Get your mind out of the gutter! I'm talking about Whip It!, the film adaptation of Shauna Cross's novel Derby Girl, which just added Alia Shawkat (a.k.a. Maeby Fünke) to the cast. I knew that Drew Barrymore had signed on as the director of the film (and she'll be playing a role), and that the main character will be played by Ellen Page, but with every new addition to the cast I am even more intrigued to see this movie.

In addition to Page, Barrymore, and Shawkat, we've got Marcia Gay Harden (who I love), Juliette Lewis, Eve, former Xena stuntwoman Zoe Bell, and funny lady Kristen Wiig. The cast used to include Justin Long, but he quit after his relationship with Drew Barrymore ended.

The IMDB page for Whip It has this plot description:

In Bodeen, Texas, an indie-rock loving misfit finds a way of dealing with her small-town misery after she discovers a roller derby league in nearby Austin.

Have you read Shauna Cross's novel? Do you, too, think this might end up being totally adorable? Are there any additional fun actresses you'd add to this cast?

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Electric-Bird Electric-Bird 8 years
What a great cast! I'm so excited!
LolaSvelt LolaSvelt 8 years
Her and Justin must've ended on bad terms for him to quit! Anyway, the cast is great. Love Alia Shawkat aka Maeby! Ellen Page, too!
aistea311 aistea311 8 years
Kristen Wiig is going to be in it? Awesome!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Great cast. Looking forward to seeing the film and to reading the book (maybe a Buzz Book Club future choice???).
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i hadn't really thought aobut the bookb efore but now that there's a movie in the works - i feel like i'll have to read the book since the book is usually better. that's been my perception at least. i like the cast and i like to hear about drew's involvement.
hil34 hil34 8 years
I read the book nd it was pretty good :)
penguins268 penguins268 8 years
Now I want to read the book...It sounds really good.
whatwouldruthdo whatwouldruthdo 8 years
What a great cast! I haven't read the novel, but it sounds like a fun story.
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