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FROM CANNES: Ellen Pageis set to star in a feature based on Cynthia Wade's award-winning short documentary 'Freeheld.' According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Endgame Entertainment drama will tell the true story of New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree (Page) and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester who battle the powers that be to get Hester's pension benefits after the latter is diagnosed with a terminal illness. The film won the Oscar for best short documentary in 2008. FROM CANNES: Ellen Pageis set to star in a feature based on Cynthia Wade's award-winning short documentary 'Freeheld.' According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Endgame Entertainment drama will tell the true story of New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree (Page) and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester who battle the powers that be to get Hester's pension benefits after the latter is diagnosed with a terminal illness. The film won the Oscar for best short documentary in 2008.

Marilyn Manson and Evan Rachel Wood are attached to star in 'Splatter Sisters,' billed as a retro sexploitation-serial-killer-slasher-road-movie circa 1989. Veteran producer Edward R. Pressman and filmmaker David Gordon Green are teaming up on the project, according to Variety.

Sony Pictures Classics has bought Mike Leigh's 'Another Year,' marking the first significant sale at this year's festival. According to Variety, the drama, which is competing for the Palme d'Or, is set in North London and examines the lives of an interconnected ensemble of family and friends. Imelda Staunton and Jim Broadbent star.

Alfred Molina has just signed on to play a CIA agent in Lionsgate's 'Abduction,' a thriller starring Taylor Lautner as a young man who realizes he was kidnapped as a child, and is forced to run for his life after he reaches out to find his real parents, Deadline Hollywood reports. John Singleton directs.

FROM HOLLYWOOD: First there was 'Mean Girls,' now there's 'Mean Moms.' According to Variety, the film, which is heading to the big screen courtesy of New Line, will bear some resemblance to the 2004 Paramount comedy since both are based on advice books authored by Rosalind Wiseman. In this case, it springs from the 2006 'Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads: Dealing With the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make -- or Break -- Your Child's Future.' The story follows a happily married mother of two who faces the cut throat world of competitive parenting when she moves to the high-class suburbs.

'Flight of the Conchords' star Jemaine Clement will play the villain Yaz in 'Men in Black III,' the Columbia Pictures sequel starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin. Barry Sonnenfeld returns to direct. [Deadline Hollywood]

'Skyline,' a sci-fi thriller directed by visual effects artists Greg and Colin Strause, has been picked up by Relativity Media. It's an edge-of-your-seat extraterrestrial action thriller that takes place in a Los Angeles high-rise where an attack of otherworldly origins begins by sucking people into a mysterious bright light. Along for the ride are Donald Faison, Eric Balfour, David Zayas, Scottie Thompson and Brittany Daniel. [TheWrap]

John Hurt has been added to the cast of Lars von Trier's 'Melancholia,' a disaster film about a "large object from outer space approaching Earth" that affects the planet's inhabitants. Hurt joins Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, Charlotte Rampling and Charlotte Gainsbourg. [THR]

And, lastly, Channing Tatum will play a heroin addict in 'What's Left of Us,' an adaptation of Richard Farrell's novel that the author is writing for Berkeley Square Films. The true story centers on a junkie going through a week in detox.