Actor to costar with Lohman in Raimi film

Justin Long has signed on to star opposite Alison Lohman in Sam Raimi’s supernatural thriller “Drag Me to Hell” for Ghost House Pictures.

Raimi and his brother Ivan penned the screenplay, a morality tale about the unwitting recipient of a supernatural curse. Long will play the boyfriend of Lohman’s character.

Shooting is set to start March 31 in Los Angeles. Lohman replaced Ellen Page, who dropped out of the project last month due to scheduling conflicts.

Universal is distributing domestically and in select international territories. Mandate Intl. will handle all other foreign territories.

Rob Tapert, Grant Curtis and Josh Donen are producing. Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake exec produce.

Long, who starred alongside Bruce Willis in “Live Free or Die Hard,” will next star in “He’s Just Not That Into You.”

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