Ellen Page stars in ‘Flatliners’ marking another big role for the queer actor

Ellen Page arrives at the world premiere of "Flatliners". Richard Shotwell, AP.

The revival Flatliners hits theaters this Friday, featuring an out-lesbian in the lead.

Ellen Page came out back in 2014 in a moving speech at the Human Rights Campaign’s “Time to Thrive” dinner. By that time, she had already achieved major star status, starring in major blockbuster movies like Inception, the X-Men film series and scoring an Oscar nomination for her role in the coming-of-age hit Juno.

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It’s fitting that Page should take on the lead in the new Flatliners film. The original, which became a hit back in 1990, came from openly gay director Joel Schumacher.

The plot of the original film follows a group of medical students that experiment with near-death experiences. The new film will follow the same basic premise.

The Gayly - 9/28/2017 12:40 p.m. CST.