WNEM CBS5 - August 18, 2008
SAGINAW COUNTY, Mich. -- A new comedy film about female roller derby is skating its way to Birch Run Township Monday.
Crew members from the Drew Barrymore-directed movie “Whip It!” have began production at the former Ken’s Diner on M-83 just north of Birch Run Road.
The movie, which stars Barrymore, Ellen Page of "Juno" and Juliette Lewis, began filming in Texas and Southeast Michigan in late July. Page will play an ex-beauty pageant contestant in a small Texas town who sneaks off to skate in the Austin roller derby league.