I have to admit, even though I’m not the biggest fan of Drew Barrymore as an actress, I’ve been really curious about her directorial debut, Whip It!. Based on the book Derby Girl by Shauna Cross, the film stars Ellen Page as a Texas teenager named Bliss Cavendar who rebels against her beauty pageant-obsessed mother by joining a female roller derby league.
The first trailer has just arrived online courtesy of Yahoo! and I think it looks both funny and endearing. There’s no question that Ellen Page was a perfect choice for the lead role, and with a supporting cast that includes Juliette Lewis, Kristen Wiig, Marcia Gay Harden, and Zoe Bell (not to mention Jimmy Fallon and Har Mar Superstar), how can Drew go wrong? Whip It! hits theatres on October 9th; check out the trailer after the jump and reminisce about Rollergames in the comments below.