Date: 3rd April 2023

Evan Rachel Wood to Star in Queer Cheerleading Film 'Backspot'.

Evan Rachel Wood has been cast in 'Backspot'. The 35-year-old star will play the role of professional cheer coach Eileen McNamara in the film from D.W. Waterson.

The movie will star Devery Jacobs and Kudakwashe Rutendo in the lead roles as queer young athletes as mid-level cheerleaders Riley and Amanda, who are pulled from their team to join McNamara's high-performance Thunderhawks squad.

Executive produced by Elliot Page and starring Devery Jacobs and Kudakwashe Rutendo in lead roles as queer young athletes, the film has wrapped principal production after weeks of filming in the Toronto area.

Jordan Smith, head of development and production, Page Boy Productions, said: "The importance of excellence in queer storytelling has never been more necessary and attracting a dream cast which includes the transcendent genius that is Evan Rachel Wood is a testament to the quality of the ‘Backspot’ production. The depth of Evan’s multidimensional talent and her natural raw power are essential to bringing her character Eileen to life. From the script to execution, we are incredibly proud to be producing ‘Backspot’ as one of the first projects under the Page Boy banner."

Source: Press Release