Chicago-based independent film and TV production company CorradoMooncoin (founded by Joe Chappelle and Colleen Griffen) announced today Tika Sumpter, Ben Tavassoli and Jamie Lee Curtis will costar in the political thriller “The Pages.”
Written and directed by Joe Chappelle, “The Pages” is described as a female-driven story of obsession, betrayal and regret, shooting in Chicago this summer. Principal photography starts this week.
The story: 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.
Joe Chappelle: “I’m thrilled to collaborate with this truly stellar cast and amazing crew to tell the story 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.”
Petra Korner, AAC, known for her work on “The Informers” and “The Wackness,” is the Director of Photography. Barbara McCarthy, a casting veteran who recently worked with Gary Marshall on his last feature, “Mother’s Day,” and whose previous film work includes “The Spectacular Now” and “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” is handling casting.
“The Pages” is produced by Colleen Griffen for CorradoMooncoin and executive produced by Candy Straight.
CAA is handling film sales.
We most recently saw Tika Sumpter on the big screen, in the crowd-pleasing feature film “Southside with You” (2016). She 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.”
Sumpter is represented by WME and Brookside Artist Management.