Nina Dobrev joins Ellen Page in 'Flatliners' remake

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon
Ellen Page Opens Up About Confronting Prejudice While Filming 'Gaycation'

"The Vampire Diaries" alum Nina Dobrev is in talks to join Ellen Page in Sony's "Flatliners" remake, sources confirmed to Variety.

Diego Luna is also on board to star in the film from "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" helmer Niels Arden Oplev

Ben Ripley wrote the screenplay and Laurence Mark will produce with Michael Douglas. Production is expected to start in early July.

The original 1990 thriller followed a group of medical students who experimented with "near death" experiences that involved past tragedies until the dark consequences began to jeopardize their lives.

Luna will most likely portray one of the medical students, according to sources. Sony declined to comment.

Dobrev was last seen in "Final Girls" as well as the Fox comedy "Let's Be Cops."

She is currently in production on Paramount's "xXx: The Return of Xander Cage," opposite Vin Diesel. Dobrev recently wrapped the indie comedy "Crash Pad," with Domhnall Gleeson. She is also in "Arrivals" opposite Maisie Williams and Asa Butterfield.

Dobrev is repped by CAA, Lighthouse Management and Media, and lawyers Hanson, Jacobson, Teller. The news was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

9 PHOTOS
Nina Dobrev Teen Choice Awards
See Gallery
Nina Dobrev joins Ellen Page in 'Flatliners' remake
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev accepts the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Award for 'Vampire Diaries' onstage during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev accepts the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Award for 'Vampire Diaries' onstage during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev, winner of the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi award for The Vampire Diaries, poses in the press room during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev, winner of the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi award for The Vampire Diaries, poses in the press room during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev, winner of the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi award for The Vampire Diaries, poses in the press room during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev attends the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev, winner of the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi award for The Vampire Diaries, poses in the press room during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Nina Dobrev accepts the Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi Award for 'Vampire Diaries' onstage during the Teen Choice Awards 2015 at the USC Galen Center on August 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE
SHOW CAPTION +
HIDE CAPTION

More From Variety:

Movie Ticket Prices Rise More Than 5% From Same Period Last Year
Cannes: Directors' Fortnight Reduces Lineup Due to Security Protocols

Read Full Story

From Our Partners