Last month, we got wind that Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) had to drop out of the Sam Raimi-produced Evil Dead remake. It seems as if director Fede Alvarez isn’t wasting any time finding a replacement as Deadline reports that Emma Stone-lookalike Jane Levy (ABC’s Suburgatory) will join the recently cast Shiloh Fernandez in the upcoming horror film.
The script by Diablo Cody will center on a young woman named Mia (Levy), who is recovering from a recent drug overdose and heads to a remote cabin in the woods to detox. As she struggles with her new-found sobriety, the other members of her group don’t immediately believe her when she claims that some really evil shit is happening around the place.
I’ve never heard of the TV show Suburgatory so I’m not too well-versed with either Levy or Fernandez as actors. Given that Sam Raimi directed the original film and is involved as a producer in the remake, I would imagine that he saw something he liked in both actors.
Production will take place in New Zealand in March. Evil Dead will visit movie theaters across the land on April 12, 2013.
Any thoughts on Jane Levy and the Evil Dead remake?