Elliot Page has been replaced by former Batwoman and Orange Is The New Black star Ruby Rose after the actor stepped away from an upcoming production.
Rose will replace Elliot Page in a new film 1Up which is currently in production in Toronto, Canada. The Gamergate-inspired movie is the first from Lionsgate and BuzzFeed’s new partnership.
1Up follows a young woman named Valerie Lee who quits her college eSports team after becoming fed up with the sexism and gaslighting on the team. After quitting the team, Lee discovers she won’t be able to get her scholarship, so she puts together an all-female team of gamers.
The main character will be played by Paris Berelc from Netflix’s Alexa and Katie. Rose will now play professor Parker Nesby, who helps Lee assemble the new team to take down Lee’s former team.