As Ellen Page dropped out from "Drag Me to Hell", it was reported that "White Oleander" topliner Alison Lohman is set to step into the part left by the "Juno" star. Variety reported that the 28-year-old actress will take over the lead character in the Universal Pictures' horror project.
In the film, Lohman will be acting under the direction of "Spider-Man 3" helmer Sam Raimi. Additionally, she is scheduled to join the production which has been pushed back to March 31. Originally, the shooting of the film penned by Raimi and his brother Ivan should begin on March 17.
Lohman's breakthrough to Hollywood came when she landed a part as a 15-year-old whose mother was jailed for killing a man, Astrid Magnussen, in "Oleander". In the drama film, she starred opposite Michelle Pfeiffer. Since then, she has starring in many feature films, including "Matchstick Men", "Big Fish", "Beowulf" and "Things We Lost in the Fire".