Elliot Page, the acclaimed actor known for his captivating performances, has recently shared his journey in Hollywood in his memoir, Pageboy, shedding light on his complex relationship with the industry.
Now, he is set to embark on a new and significant project. According to Deadline, Page will star in the upcoming indie film Close to You, directed by Dominic Savage, which is currently in the final stages of production in Page’s home country of Canada.
Close to You is an emotional family drama helmed by the talented Dominic Savage, renowned for his work on British dramas like the series ‘I Am…’ (2019) and The Escape (2017). Savage serves as both the director and co-writer of the script alongside Elliot Page, who is also producing the project alongside Krishnendu Majumdar and Richard Yee. While the rest of the cast has yet to be announced, it has been confirmed that both Elliot Page (The Umbrella Academy) and Hillary Baack (Sound of Metal) will star as co-leads. Baack, a versatile actor, writer, and producer, has appeared in notable works such as the AppleTV+ anthology series Little America (2020) and Switched at Birth (2014), as well as the film The East (2013). Meanwhile, Page, who received an Oscar nomination for his breakout role in Juno (2007), can be seen in the latest season of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy.
Although details about the plot of Close to You remain scarce, the story follows Sam (Page), who has a fateful encounter with an old friend (Baack) while on his way home to a family reunion he is hesitant to attend. As the film unfolds, Sam is compelled to confront long-buried memories.
Expressing gratitude for being part of Savage’s Close to You, Elliot Page commended both the director and Hillary Baack for the unforgettable experience, stating, “I’m proud to have worked with Dominic and Hillary on this beautiful film…It’s been a pleasure collaborating with them and the incredibly talented cast and crew. I look forward to sharing it with audiences soon.”
Savage also shared his admiration for collaborating with Page on this deeply personal film for both of them, remarking, “It has been a remarkable experience to collaborate with Elliot Page on this very special and unique film about love, identity, and family. I’m so proud of what we have achieved with the film. It has been an honor to work with Elliot to bring this very poignant, personal, and important story to life and to the screen.”
While a release date for Close to You has not been confirmed, the completion of production suggests that more details will be unveiled in the near future. Fans eagerly anticipate seeing Elliot Page alongside Hillary Baack in this heartfelt family drama.