Casting Call: Ellen Page Headed To 'Hell'
First Published: February 11, 2008 6:36 PM EST Credit: Associated Press
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Ellen Page is headed straight to "Hell," while Kristen Bell prefers a trip to "Rome." Plus, a new project for Michelle Pfeiffer! It's all in the latest edition of the Access Hollywood Casting Call!
Ellen Page is lined up to star in the horror film "Drag Me to Hell," according to Variety.
The film, directed by "Spider-Man" helmer Sam Raimi, is described as a mortality tale about the unwitting recipient of a supernatural curse.
"Hell" marks Raimi’s first film since completing the “Spider-Man” films.
Production is slated to begin March 17 in Los Angeles.
Page, who earned critical acclaim for her role as a pregnant teen in “Juno,” next stars in “Smart People,” opposite Dennis Quaid and Sarah Jessica Parker.
Michelle Pfeiffer is in final talks to star in “Cheri,” based on the 1920s novel by French author Colette, reports Variety.
Set in 1920s Paris, “Cheri” focuses on a wealthy young man who is shown the ways of love by a middle-aged friend of his mother. But after being forced to give up the relationship after getting married to someone else, he retreats into a fantasy world when he can’t forget about her.
The film would serve as a “Dangerous Liaisons” reunion for Pfeiffer, as it would re-team her with writer Christopher Hampton and director Stephen Frears.
Pfeiffer, who was last seen in "Hairspray" and "Stardust,” will next appear in the drama “Personal Effects,” alongside Ashton Kutcher and Kathy Bates.
Former “Veronica Mars” star-turned-evil “Heroes” vixen-turned-“Gossip Girl” narrator Kristen Bell will star in the romantic comedy “When In Rome,” Variety reports.
Bell will play a New York curator looking for love who steals magical coins from a historic Roman fountain, only to find herself pursued back to New York by a band of very aggressive suitors – the people whose coins she took.
Mark Steven Johnson (“Ghost Rider; “Daredevil”) will direct the film.
Bell will next hit the big screen in “Forgetting Sarah Marshall,” a romantic comedy co-starring Mila Kunis, Bill Hader and Jason Segel.
James McAvoy is in talks to star in the comedy-thriller “Perrier’s Bounty,” per The Hollywood Reporter.
The film follows three unlikely fugitives on the run from a gangster named Perrier, who is desperately trying to regain his pride (and money) after the accidental murder of one of the guys in his gang.
Anne-Marie Duff is also in negotiations to join the cast.
Next up for McAvoy, who starred opposite Keira Knightley in “Atonement,” is the assassin action film “Wanted,” where he shares the screen with Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman.
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