Sam Raimi Dragging Ellen Page to Hell

Director's genre homecoming gets It Girl lead.

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Now that all those Hobbit rumors are out of the way, Sam Raimi can get started on his next thriller -- and with Ellen Page keeping him company, to boot.

Variety reports that Page -- currently riding high on her Oscar-nominated turn in Juno -- has signed on to topline Drag Me to Hell, the Ghost House production Raimi is set to direct from a script he wrote with his brother Ivan. As discussed here in December, Hell is "described as a morality tale about the unwitting recipient of a supernatural curse." The picture is set to be released by Universal, and the studio's chairmen, Marc Shmuger and David Linde, couldn't be happier:

"Sam Raimi's return to horror is a cause for celebration. Having Ellen Page onboard to star is an abundance of riches."

Drag Me to Hell marks the second high-profile project Page has signed on for this year; she also recently committed to Whip It, the story of a teen roller derby star that will mark Drew Barrymore's directorial debut.

Source: Variety

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