Ellen Page (Juno) and Kate Mara (The Martian) are friends in real life, and their friendship has borne some adorable fruits on Twitter. Now news arrives via Variety that the pair are set to work together on a new romantic drama called Mercy.
Page and Mara have both signed up for Mercy, a new romantic drama to be directed by Israeli filmmaker Tali Shalom Ezer (Princess), from a script by Joe Barton (Humans). Page will play Lucy, the daughter of a man on death row. Mara will play the title character on the opposite side of the political cause.
Page has said in the past that she hopes to focus on "mostly on stories that are meaningful to me and stories for women and supporting more gay characters".
She can currently be seen in Netflix's Tallulah, while Mara has science fiction thriller Morgan coming up.