Following yesterday’s news that Shiloh Fernandez had been cast in the Evil Dead remake comes word from Deadline that Jane Levy (ABC’s “Suburgatory”) has landed the lead role in the Fede Alvarez-directed movie. She is replacing Lily Collins, who had to drop out due to her schedule.
The site says that Levy will play Mia, a character that correspond to Ash, who was played by Bruce Campbell in the original. Mia is one of five friends holed up at a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead. A demonic force is unleashed possessing each until only one is left to fight for survival.
Alvarez wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues. Diablo Cody did revisions on the draft. Original producing partners Rob Tapert, Campbell and Sam Raimi will produce. Ghost House Pictures partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce.
Evil Dead will begin production shortly in New Zealand for an April 12, 2013 release.
In related news, Alvarez shared this photo of the woods that they will be using for the filming.
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