Wow, it didn’t take Sam Raimi very long, did it? A scant one day after Ellen Page declared “scheduling conflict” as a reason for skipping on Raimi’s indie horror “Drag Me to Hell”, the “Spider-Man” director has already landed her replacement — Alison Lohman (“Big Fish”). Obviously Lohman doesn’t have Page’s name — one is an Oscar nominee, and the other, well, who is Alison Lohamn, again?
Producers were looking for another babyfaced star and found one in Lohman, best known for portraying a younger-than-her-years character in “White Oleander.” She recently voiced a role in “Beowulf,” appeared in “Things We Lost in the Fire” and will star in Lionsgate’s “Game.”
I was obviously being facetious when referencing Lohman’s credits. She’s been acting for years and has had major movies to her credit, but you’ll be hard-pressed to find anyone on the street who knows her name. Then again, it’s probably for the best that “Drag Me to Hell” is sold as a “Sam Raimi horror film” and not “a movie starring Ellen Page”.