“Whip It!” will be released in October

It’s not even summer and I was already anticipating next fall because that’s when Jennifer’s Body will be in theaters.

Yes, I still want to see the Diablo Cody-penned sexy horror film, despite star Megan Fox‘s recent, uh, misstep.

And now I have even more reason to look forward to leaves on trees: Whip It! has been given an October release date.

Ellen Page with the L.A. Derby Dolls’ Axes of Evil

I’ve been patiently awaiting official news on the roller derby film starring Ellen Page since I first heard it was even in the works. And since she’s become a huge fan of derby and seen out at bouts and talking it up in interviews, I have a feeling watching her around the rink is going to be extremely fun.

On October 9, Drew Barrymore‘s directorial debut will be in theaters nationwide through Fox Searchlight and Barrymore’s production company, Flower Films. Filmed partly in both Michigan and Texas, the movie is based in Austin, and also stars Juliette Lewis, Zoe Bell and Kristen Wiig as derby broads.

I can’t wait to see how this film turned out. Will you be marking the release date on your calendar?