Ellen Page to write comedy series for HBO

Thu Oct 8, 2009 12:20am EDT
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By Nellie Andreeva and Matthew Belloni

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Film star Ellen Page is adding a TV writer-producer credit to her resume.

Page has teamed with HBO for "Stitch N' Bitch," a comedy she will write with two other young actors, Alia Shawkat and Sean Tillmann. The show follows two painfully cool hipster girls as they relocate from Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood to Los Angeles' Silver Lake enclave in hopes of becoming artists -- of any kind.

Page, Shawkat and Tillmann will executive produce the project. They might also star in the single-camera comedy; that decision will be made later.

The three worked together on the Drew Barrymore-directed "Whip It," which is in theaters. Page plays the lead, and Shawkat co-stars. Tillmann has a small role.

Page, an Oscar nominee for her breakthrough role in "Juno," is filming "Inception" opposite Leonardo DiCaprio.

"Arrested Development" alumna Shawkat recently wrapped "The Runaways" and co-starred in "Amreeka." Tillmann also is a musician who goes by the stage names Har Mar Superstar and Sean Na Na.

(Editing by SheriLinden at Reuters)