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Thursday July 16, 2009 5:45 pm

First Look: Drew Barrymore Rolls Along in Whip It

Could 2009 be the year Drew Barrymore is finally taken seriously?

Although the actress has starred in a number of successful projects, the 34-year-old made people take notice earlier this year with her portrayal of Little Edie in Grey Gardens. (She just received a Lead Actress nomination for that performance today.) Now she’s months away from directorial debut.

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stars Ellen Page (Juno) as a teen who chooses the competitive world of roller derby over the competitive world of beauty pageants. Barrymore, Eve, Kristen Wiig and Zoe Bell are just a few of the ladies who help push her along.

The Fox Searchlight film rolls into theaters on October 9.



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