Elliot Page has been replaced by Ruby Rose in the upcoming comedy 1Up.
The film is currently in production in Toronto, and follows a young woman named Valerie Lee who quits her college esports team and forms her own in order to maintain her scholarship, according to The Hollywood Reporter, which broke the news of Page’s replacement.
Ruby will be playing the professor who helps Valerie assemble the new team, whereas Valerie will be played by Paris Berelc.
Off the fillm: Elliot Page has been replaced by Ruby Rose in the upcoming comedy 1Up
New role: Rose, pictured 2019 in New York, will now be playing the professor who helps a student assemble her new esports team in 1Up
The news comes just one day after it emerged Page had filed for divorce from their wife Emma Portner, less than two months after the Umbrella Academy actor publicly coming out as trans and non-binary and received a public show of support from their spouse.
Elliot, 33, filed legal documentation with a court in Manhattan seeking to dissolve their three-year marriage to the 26-year-old professional dancer, who ‘proudly’ supported her partner’s decision to come out as transgender back in December.
In a statement made to DailyMail.com, Elliot and Emma revealed that they actually ‘separated last summer’, before the actor came out as transgender, and have now decided to make the split official.
‘After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce following our separation last summer,’ the statement said. ‘We have the utmost respect for each other and remain close friends.’
Game on: The film follows a young woman who decides to quits her esports team and decides to form her own in order to keep her scholarship (pictured 2019)
Before releasing a statement, Emma and Elliot removed all images of one another from their respective Instagram accounts in what appeared to be a very clear message about the future of their marriage.
Elliot and Emma are still following one another on the social media app however.
Broadway Dance Center trainer Emma has only just returned to Instagram after temporarily deleting her account in the wake of Elliot’s coming out. Shortly before disappearing form the app, she made a public plea for ‘patience and privacy’, and noted that her own ‘gender identity, pronouns, and sexuality’ are ‘private and not up for debate’.
Elliot last addressed the public in a statement shared on their Instagram account on December 20, when the actor thanked their fans for their support over their decision to come out.
Split: Meanwhile, news of the new role comes amid Page’s divorce from wife Emma Portner (pictured 2019 in New York)
‘From the bottom of my heart, thank you,’ Elliot wrote, while sharing an image of themselves posing in a black hoodie and wire-framed glasses.
‘Your love and support has been the greatest gift. Stay safe. Be there for each other.’
Emma has shared a handful of posts on her account since reactivating it early in the new year, however she has not addressed her relationship with Elliot, instead sharing two dance videos, and two tongue-in-cheek selfies that see her posing with a potato.
Despite removing images of Elliot from her Instagram, Emma still has a copy of the actor’s coming out statement posted on her account, along with the statement of support and pride she shared at the time it was released.
In the post, she wrote: ‘I am so proud of @elliotpage. Trans, queer and non-binary people are a gift to this world.
‘I also ask for patience & privacy [and] that you join me in the fervent support of trans life every single day. Elliot’s existence is a gift in and of itself. Shine on sweet E. Love you so much.’
She also commented on Elliot’s Instagram post, writing: ‘Love you so much elliot.’
A source told DailyMail.com that Emma chose to delete her Instagram account in the days after Elliot came out, after becoming overwhelmed with the influx of hateful comments targeted at the Juno actor in the wake of their statement.
Elliot and Emma have been together since 2017, and they wed in a secret ceremony in early 2018.
Happier times: Page planted one on Portner at the Soho House in Canada in 2017