Thursday – July 23, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) — Lionsgate has just released the new trailer for “Freeheld” starring Julianne Moore and Ellen Page.
Once diagnosed with terminal cancer, Laurel is determined to leave her hard earned pension with Stacie, but the county officials stand strong to prevent this from happening.
Based on the Oscar®-winning short documentary and adapted by the writer of Philadelphia, Freeheld is the true love story of Laurel Hester and Stacie Andree and their fight for justice.
A decorated New Jersey police detective, Laurel is diagnosed with cancer and wants to leave her hard earned pension to her domestic partner, Stacie. However the county officials, Freeholders, conspire to prevent Laurel from doing this.
Hard-nosed detective Dane Wells (Michael Shannon), and activist Steven Goldstein (Steve Carell), unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.
Cast: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, and Steve Carell
Directed by: Peter Sollett
Release Date: October 2, 2015