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Ellen Page to headline graphic novel adaptation for Netflix

Actress Ellen Page has signed on to front a new Netflix adaptation of former My Chemical Romance rocker Gerard Way's comic book novel The Umbrella Academy.

The 30-year-old Juno star will lead the cast of the live-action series, which follows a family of dysfunctional superheroes as they investigate the mysterious death of their father.

Page is set to portray the role of Vanya, the adopted outcast of the family.

The Umbrella Academy is slated to debut in 2018.