Washington (ANI): Oscar nominee Ellen Page has dropped out of director Sam Raimi's supernatural thriller "Drag Me to Hell". The pic was supposed to start filming on March 17 in Los Angeles but has now been postponed until March 31. According to Variety, Page bowed out of the Ghost House Pictures and Mandate Pictures project due to scheduling conflicts.
"We were racing to start production so that we could accommodate Ellen's schedule," Variety quoted Ghost House and Mandate, as stating 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." Raimi will be directing the pic from a script he penned along with his brother Ivan.
Page, in the meantime, will next be seen on the big screen in Mandate's psychological thriller "Peacock" after which she takes on Drew Barrymore's directorial debut, "Whip It," also for Mandate.