I wonder how this happened … Ellen Page, who can now say she starred in an Oscar-winning movie (Juno, not Hard Candy or X-Men 3) has decided to back out of Sam Raimi’s return to horror, Drag Me To Hell.
According to a press release sent out today, “scheduling conflicts” have caused the split, but who knows how sugar-coated that info is. I really hope it’s not that she’s feeling she’s too “good” for our genre, considering the above.
“We were racing to start production so that we could accommodate Ellen’s schedule,” Ghost House and Mandate Pictures said in the aforementioned release, ”but like so many other productions trying to start before the potential SAG strike date, this one needed more time and we had to push back the start of production.”
Here’s hoping they get someone just as talented as Page for the role. Keep it here for more as we learn it!
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