Jane Levy Replaces Lily Collins in Fede Alvarez's 'Evil Dead' Remake
by Ethan Anderton
February 3, 2012
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:
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?