‘Juno’ Why Ellen Page Won’t Be In Drag Me To Hell?

Published 7 years ago by , Updated July 18th, 2013 at 9:36 am,

page2 Juno Why Ellen Page Wont Be In Drag Me To Hell?When Sam Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell was first announced I was skeptical that the script was up to snuff as it had sat on a shelf for fifteen years. However when Ellen Page signed up it looked like the project was starting to move ahead at a good pace, and that it might actually turn out to be a first rate film.

But… Page has now dropped out of the film due to a “scheduling conflict.”

A joint statement from Ghost House Pictures and Mandate Pictures says:

“We were racing to start production so that we could accommodate Ellen’s schedule. 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.”

This happens all the time in Hollywood, but what is most interesting about this recent departure is that when Bloody Disgusting first broke the story, they stated that the reason Page quit the project was because she was unhappy with the script.

It seems like the horror genre is having a difficult time holding onto key members of cast and crew these days, especially after the shenanigans with The Wolfman!

Does this mean that Drag Me To Hell will be a disaster?

Possibly. Maybe the script does suck, maybe the Juno star does have better things to do with her time or maybe she realized that a genre movie like this isn’t the best way to follow up an Oscar nomination.

No news yet on who will replace her, but they’ll have to get their skates on as the film goes into production soon.

I’ll keep you posted on any further developments!

Sources: BloodyDisgusting and Aintitcool

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  1. This project seems like a waste of Raimi’s talent. I was surprised to see him run back to his horror roots after he did such a great job with Spider-man.
    I would seriously like to see Raimi take on something bigger perhaps something in the sci-fi genre.

    Ellen Page is a decent actress but I sure don’t think that she’ll be a Oscar favorite for along time. (IMO) it was a lame year and she was lucky to get nominated at all.
    She hosted SNL last night and while she did an ok job, it was clear to see she’s still got alot of improving to do.

  2. I think Raimi may be a low-budget horror geek at heart and that’s why he wanted to do something like this after working on such a huge production.


  3. We’ll working on even a low-budget film still takes alot of time and hardwork. I just wonder why? There’s got to be a reason.
    The title of this film sounds soo tired. I don’t know just seems like 5 steps forward 10 steps back for Raimi.

  4. I guess if you thought the Spider-Man series was a rousing success, it might be confusing…but horror is where he came from and horror is still what he does best. The first Spider-Man was decent, the second was bad, and the third was terrible – and I think most people would at least agree with me on #3. Blockbusters just aren’t his thing.

    I’m sad to see Ellen go, but it was an odd bit of casting…so I can’t say I’m surprised.

  5. This movie has been cursed by the Gypsis.

  6. Always love Ellen