Principal photography started this week in Chicago on The Pages with Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli, and Jamie Lee Curtis headlining the cast.
“I’m thrilled to collaborate with this truly stellar cast and amazing crew to tell the story of The Pages,” said Joe Chappelle, writer and director of The Pages. “That Colleen and I are able to produce this movie in our hometown of Chicago makes it especially rewarding. For me, The Pages explores the challenges – from both abroad and home – that our democracy currently faces and how the individual can persevere and fight the good fight.”
A former top US security advisor, Elizabeth ‘Libby’ Lamm (Tika Sumpter) is threatened by associates from her dark past including Rachel Burke (Jamie Lee Curtis), a steely, commanding politician with an unwavering knack for achieving her goals. Colluding with Rachel is Adrian, an unyielding, patriotic chief of staff. Martin (Ben Tavassoli) harbors another type of obsession with Libby. This quartet converges as Libby seeks redemption, Rachel and Adrian seek compliance and Martin seeks the truth. The Pages is a contemporary take on the classic political thriller.
CorradoMooncoin, a Chicago-based independent film and TV production company, announced today that Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli and Jamie Lee Curtis will costar in the political thriller. Petra Korner, AAC will handle cinematography while Barbara McCarthy is the casting director on the project. Colleen Griffen will produce for CorradoMooncoin and Candy Straight will executive produce. CAA will take care of sales.
Tika Sumpter previously portrayed Michelle Robinson (Obama) in the feature film Southside with You. The actress currently stars in Tyler Perry’s series The Haves and the Have Nots on OWN and will next be seen in David Lowery’s Old Man and the Gun.
Ben Tavassoli plays the lead role in the BBC series New Blood, and recently wrapped production on Overlord.
Jamie Lee Curtis most recently appeared in Scream Queens on FOX.