Does Ellen Page want to act? The actress is no longer starring in the film Jack and Diane, a project she’d been long attached to. According to /Film, Page has been replaced by another young up and comer, Alison Pill. Last year Page also dropped out of Sam Raimi’s Drag Me to Hell and was quickly replaced by Alison Lohman. It looks like this is another project that hit the skids.
Find out more about Jack and Diane after the jump…
Jack and Diane is a film that’s being coined as the “lesbian werewolf movie, ” due to it’s plot. The film focuses on “two teenage girls who fall in love (expressed partially through a monstrous creature). The project has been in development for a while, and has hit some snags. This may be the reason Page jumped ship. Earlier on she seemed like she was devoted to the film, faults and all. She stated, “It’s a drag that we, as of yet, haven’t filmed it. But it will happen.”
She was partially right, it will happen, but without her. Alison Pill has stepped in as her replacement in the film. Pill may not be an Oscar nominee but she’s no bum. The actress recently starred alongside Sean Penn in Milk, and will appear in the upcoming Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. I don’t know if Ellen has commitment issues or what, but she seems to be a good luck charm for actresses named Alison.
What do you think about the recasting of Ellen with Alison?