Ellen Page in Talks for Remake of Julia Roberts Thriller ‘Flatliners’

Sony reboot is based on the original 1990 film co-starring Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon

Last Updated: October 5, 2015 @ 5:45 PM

Ellen Page is in early talks to join the cast of Sony’s remake of the 1990 sci-fi thriller “Flatliners,” an individual with knowledge of project told TheWrap Monday.

Julia Roberts starred in the original, as well as Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon, about a group of medical students who journey into the afterworld to find the meaning in their own lives.

Niels Arden Oplev is on board to direct with a screenplay by Ben Ripley. David Blackman and Laurence Mark are set to produce.

Page stars in the new LGBT drama “Freeheld,” which opened in limited release last weekend, opposite Julianne Moore and Steve Carell. She also has three upcoming projects: “Window Horses,” “Tallulah” and “Robodog.”