FREEHELD is an upcoming drama film directed by Peter Sollett (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), based on the Oscar-winning short documentary and adapted by Ron Nyswaner (Philadelphia, The Painted Veil). Starring Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon and Steve Carell, the film tells the true love story of Laurel Hester (Moore) and Stacie Andree (Page) 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 (Shannon), and activist Steven Goldstein (Carell), unite in Laurel and Stacie’s defense, rallying police officers and ordinary citizens to support their struggle for equality.