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Julianne Moore and Zach Galifianakis to star in indie drama 'Freeheld'

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The exclusive news reported by The Hollywood Reporter says that Moore and Galifianakis are attached to star alongside Ellen Page in the gay rights movie Freeheld, the Peter Sollett film based on the documentary short of the same name.

Freeheld is based on the 2007 Academy Awards winning documentary which follows the true story of the late Laurel Hester (Moore), a New Jersey police detective who became terminally ill and government officials prevented her from assigning her pension benefits to her domestic partner, Stacie Andree (Page).

Hester’s partner, Detective Dane Wells, is shocked when he learns of Hester’s orientation, but later becomes the leader in the fight for same-sex rights.

Galifianakis is going to play Garden State Equality activist Steven Goldstein.

Sollett (Raising Victor Vargas, Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist) will direct the drama with a screenplay by Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia).

There is no official release date for the film, however filmmakers are hoping for a summer start date.