Evil Dead Takes Jessica Lucas

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Another actress looks to be joining the cast of Fede Alvarez’s remake of Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead. The Hollywood Reporter has word that Cloverfield and “Melrose Place” star Jessica Lucas is close to landing a starring role.

Alvarez would join Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, Lou Taylor Pucci and Elizabeth Blackmore as five friends holed up at a remote cabin who happen upon the Book of the Dead, unleashing a demonic force that possesses each until only one is left to fight for survival.

Alvarez wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues with Diablo Cody providing revisions. Original producing partners Rob Tapert, Campbell and Sam Raimi will produce while 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.

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