Lohman takes Page's place in 'Hell'


Page out of 'Hell'

UPDATED 7:26 p.m. PT March 3

Alison Lohman will replace Ellen Page in Sam Raimi's horror film "Drag Me to Hell" for Ghost House, Mandate Pictures and domestic distributor Universal.

Lohman will play a woman who is the unwitting recipient of a supernatural curse in the story written by Raimi and his brother, Ivan. Principal photography begins March 31 in Los Angeles.

The "Juno" Oscar nominee dropped out of the film last week, facing a scheduling conflict after "Hell" was delayed from its March 17 start date because of a protracted preproduction period (HR 3/3).

Lohman recently voiced a role in "Beowulf," appeared in "Things We Lost in the Fire" and will star in Lionsgate's "Game."

She is repped by Endeavor, Management 360 and Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.

Gregg Goldstein reported from New York and Carolyn Giardina reported from Los Angeles. Borys Kit contributed to this report.