The Pages heads into production in Chicago

Tika Sumpter

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.



Danielle Solzman

Danielle Solzman is native of Louisville, KY, and holds a BA in Public Relations from Northern Kentucky University and a MA in Media Communications from Webster University. She roots for her beloved Kentucky Wildcats, St. Louis Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, and Boston Celtics. Living less than a mile away from Wrigley Field in Chicago, she is an active reader (sports/entertainment/history/biographies/select fiction) and involved with the Chicago improv scene. She also sees many movies and reviews them. She has previously written for Redbird Rants, Wildcat Blue Nation, and Hidden Remote/Flicksided. From April 2016 through May 2017, her film reviews can be found on Creators.

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