Ellen Page enters Raimi’s ‘Hell’

'Juno' actress to star in Universal horror pic

Ellen Page is set to topline “Drag Me to Hell,” a horror film that Sam Raimi will direct as his next film.

Universal Pictures has acquired domestic and some international rights to the film, which begins shooting March 17 in Los Angeles.

U Pictures chairman Marc Shmuger and co-chairman David Linde made the deal with Ghost House Pictures partners Raimi and Rob Tapert.

The film’s described as a morality tale about the unwitting recipient of a supernatural curse. Pic marks a genre return for Raimi after directing a trio of “Spider-Man” films.

In addition to North America, U will distribute in Germany, Spain and Latin America. Mandate Intl. will handle all other overseas territories.

Pic was scripted by Sam and Ivan Raimi, and Tapert will produce with Grant Curtis and Josh Donen. Mandate’s Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake will exec produce.

The film will be next for Page, who is also attached to star in “Whip It,” the directorial debut of Drew Barrymore.

Donna Langley and Lawrence Grey will oversee for Universal.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety

Loading