USA Today received the first image from Whip It, which is Drew Barrymore’s first outing as director. She also stars in the film alongside Ellen Page.
Roller-derby comedy Whip It, stars Ellen Page as a rebellious teenager who signs up to play the brutal and sexy female sport against her mother’s will, finding friendship and freedom among the bruises and falls.
The movie was directed by Drew Barrymore, who has been producing films for years (Donnie Darko, the Charlie’s Angels movies) but finally decided to get directly behind the camera. Working with Steven Spielberg on E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial and others on her many films as an adult, Barrymore learned that directing calls upon a lifetime of experiences. “Everything I’ve learned throughout my whole life has been going into this piggy bank, and I just smashed it all over the floor for this one,” she says.