Lily Collins is the first cast member to join the upcoming big-screen remake of Sam Raimi’s The Evil Dead, Bloody Disgusting reports. She’ll play the part of Mia, a drug addict who heads to a cabin in the woods with her friends in an effort to detox.
Fede Alvarez, who will direct the film, wrote the script with Rodo Sayagues. Diablo Cody did revisions on the draft. Original producing partners Rob Tapert, Bruce Campbell (who also starred in the original franchise) and Sam Raimi will produce. Ghost House Pictures partners Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane will executive produce.
In this retelling, five friends hole 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.
Collins recently appeared in Abduction and will soon play Snow White in the upcoming Mirror Mirror.
The Evil Dead will begin production shortly in New Zealand, planning an April 12, 2013 release.
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