Jane Levy Replaces Lily Collins in Fede Alvarez's 'Evil Dead' Remake

February 3, 2012

Jane Levy / Evil Dead Woods

While it was initially reported that Mirror, Mirror star Lily Collins would move from the lighthearted fantasy of Tarsem Singh's fairytale adaptation to the dark horror of Fede Alvarez's remake of Evil Dead, the actress has left the project. However, Deadline reports an actress has quickly replaced her with Jane Levy, the star of ABC series "Suburgatory" and the forthcoming film Fun Size from Josh Schwartz. She will now play the lead role of Mia, one of five friends holed up at a remote cabin where they discover a Book of the Dead which unleashes a demonic force possessing each until only one is left to fight. But there's more!

First of all, director Fede Alvarez also recently unveiled (via ShockTillYouDrop) this picture of the woods which will be very important in crafting the ambiance and dark environment for the horror remake:

Evil Dead Woods Picture

And Variety also has word that Red Riding Hood actor Shiloh Fernandez will play the male lead in the film. Here's a rundown of the characters and their place in the story: Mia is actually heading to the cabin to detox with her friend Olivia who is also her nurse. Meanwhile, David is a mechanic engaged to Natalie, and it's been speculated that the final character Eric is the one who unleashes the demons from the Book of the Dead. Of course, since Mia is coming off a recent overdose and begins acting insane, so no one believes her crazy claims of coyote dogs and trees attacking her. It's not clear which male role Fernandez will be taking, but he should find himself right at home in the woods after last year's venture with Red Riding Hood. But can the film live up to the original film's fans' hopes?

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well its too bad they took out Ash Williams instead of getting Eric Balfour, fills in the chin just nicely 

Jericho on Feb 3, 2012


She's purrrrdy.

DAVIDPD on Feb 3, 2012


Yo Mr. Webb....keep an eye out for this chick to be your Mary Jane Watson , once you kill off Gwen in Amazing Spider-man 2.....Nuff said

TrueBlueSpider-manFan on Feb 3, 2012


I hope so. I really like Jane Levy in Suburgatory, and I think she should be good for this kind of role. However, I've been wrong in the past (like me having hopes for One for the Money...)

GregDinskisk on Feb 3, 2012


This young lady jumps off the screen. Here's wishing her the best. MJ would be a perfect role (good call).

97point6 on Feb 3, 2012


She's a little smallish and skinny for MJ, but man she's beautiful. I like her even more now that she's in the Evil Dead, if the movie sucks at least we get to look at her.

Buttass on Feb 4, 2012


Best Zombie movie of all time.  Hopefully this will be just the start of a plethora of Evil Dead remakes

Lazer Bladez on Feb 4, 2012


First two evil dead was masterpiece but not for special effect or badget but only because of love of Sam raimi and his cast and crew to horror genre.I think cast must go in special woods and live their for a time befor start alone!I think they must learn that must scare to death!I think they must know they want remake a masterpiece.a vein of craziness and evilness live in this two film that must care about it.the sound is very important to this2.woods itself was very vital.I think they must don't use of CGI.shape of cabin must be very symbolic and evilly.not only in appearance but even in conscience.I wish Sam raimi want step to high level with choosing this director not only remake his franchise for new era or it's money

Ehsan Davoodi on Feb 5, 2012


I'm commenting now but I was super surprised to find out Jane was cast I hadn't paid much attention until it came out & she looked different! She proves she can act and I'm so glad she was able to get Evil Dead- so well deserved I say

Raenor on Sep 24, 2013

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