Sam Raimi Dragging Ellen Page to Hell

Director's genre homecoming gets It Girl lead.

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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