Ellen Page in Talks to Star in "Queen & Country" Film

Ellen Page is in negotiations with Fox to star in a "Queen & Country" film, based on the Greg Rucka-written Oni Press spy series, as reported Monday by Variety.

The film is being eyed as a potential franchise for Page, according to Variety, with the studio looking for such a vehicle for the actress since starring in Fox and Fox Searchlight films like "Juno."

The main character of "Queen & Country" is Secret Intelligence Service officer Tara Chace. Though not specifically clarified in the Variety report, Page will presumably be playing that role, barring a dramatic departure from the source material.

Page has experience with comic book-based films, having played Kitty Pryde in both 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand" and next summer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past." She also co-starred in 2011's "Super," from "Guardians of the Galaxy" writer and director James Gunn.

A "Queen & Country" film has been in development at Fox since at least 2005. Written by Rucka and illustrated by a variety of artists, the comic book series ran for 32 issues from 2001 to 2007, along with three "Queen & Country: Declassified" miniseries. At Comic-Con International in San Diego this past July, Oni confirmed that the series will return in the near future.

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