Page picks a Peacock

Ellen nabs a thriller with Cillian Murphy

Ellen Page is clearly throwing her hat into the ring for the title of Hardest Working Woman in Hollywood, as she’s grabbed yet another role.

She’ll star alongside Cillian Murphy – no slouch in the hard working category himself – in the psychological thriller Peacock. Murphy will star as a man with a split personality, who cons the small town of Peacock, Nebraska into thinking that his two halves are a married couple. Page is a young mother who knows something about his past and sends his two sides into conflict.

"Peacock stunned me as a script from start to finish," Murphy told Variety. "It offers an incredible challenge to an actor -- one I couldn't turn down." Michael Lander is directing and will kick off filming in May.