by Nicole Sperling, published on March 1, 2008 - 01:43 AM ET|
Ellen Page and Sam Raimi (Spider-Man) are collaborators no more. The Juno star has backed out of Raimis upcoming horror movie Drag Me to Hell because of scheduling conflicts. A new star has not been named. We were racing to start production so that we could accommodate Ellens schedule, says a joint statement from the two production companies behind the film, Ghost House Pictures and Mandate Pictures. But like so many other productions trying to start before the potential [Screen Actors Guild] strike date, this one needed more time and we had to push back the start of production. It is not clear if the movie will move forward before the potential strike in June if a new star can be cast.