Ellen Page & Paris Berelc to Star in Video Game Movie ’1UP,’ Directed by Kyle Newman
Ellen Page and Paris Berelc are set to star in the upcoming movie 1UP, which will be the first feature film from BuzzFeed Studios.
Kyle Newman is directing the underdog comedy, which is set in the world of gaming.
THR reports that the “story centers on a female gamer named Vivian Lee (Berelc) who quits her college eSports team rather than put up with sexism from her male counterparts. But with her scholarship on the line, she is forced to assemble a Varsity-caliber, all-women’s team that can compete with the boys. With the help of an enigmatic coach (Page) who returns to the spotlight after her own GamerGate scandal, the young woman recruits an unlikely crew of unskilled misfits to kick some serious gamer butt.”
Production on the movie will begin in November in Toronto.
Paris is best known for her work on the Disney XD series Lab Rats: Elite Force and the Netflix series Alexa & Katie. You can currently catch her in the new Adam Sandler movie on Netflix, Hubie Halloween.
Kyle previously directed the movies Fanboys and Barely Lethal.
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