Alison Lohman is replacing Ellen Page in the lead role of Sam Raimi’s supernatural thriller Drag Me to Hell at Universal Pictures.
Page had been poised to topline the Ghost House Pictures/Mandate Pictures project but stepped aside due to scheduling conflicts.
The film, which will mark Raimi’s first helming effort since Spider-Man 3, is a morality tale about the unwitting recipient of a supernatural curse.
Shooting in Los Angeles is scheduled to begin March 31, two weeks later than the pic’s original start date. Raimi wrote the screenplay with his brother Ivan.
Rob Tapert, Grant Curtis and Josh Donen are producing. Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake executive produce.
Lohman, whose credits include Matchstick Men and Big Fish, recently appeared in Robert Zemeckis’ Beowulf and Things We Lost in the Fire.