by Jordan Yerman
| March 2, 2008 at 12:59 pm
Riding the wave of accolades from her work in Juno
, Ellen Page has had to prune her schedule, dropping out of an upcoming Sam Raimi horror film called Drag Me to Hell. I cry for her.
The busy thesp, who had signed a flurry of deals in the wake of her Oscar nomination for “Juno,” will next star in Mandate’s psychological thriller “Peacock” and then segue to Drew Barrymore’s directorial debut, “Whip It,” also for Mandate.
“We were racing to start production so that we could accommodate Ellen’s schedule,” Ghost House and Mandate said in a joint statement. “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.”
I didn't even know about the new film until reading this article... Raimi is currently known for his work on the Spider Man
series, but has brought the world such cult classics as Darkman
and Evil Dead II
(featuring Liam Neeson, back in the day) is about a scientist who used his artificial-skin prototype to hide his melted-off face whilst tracking down the bad guys who blew him up. Evil Dead II
(sequel to The Evil Dead
)is about... aw, c'mon. Just re-read the title.