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The Evil Dead Finds a New Leading Lady

The Evil Dead remake was left without a lead actress after Lily Collins departed from the project last month.  It’s all good, however, because director Fede Alvarez filled in that empty role with Jane Levy.

The actress will play “Mia,” a young woman trying to kick a drug addiction; her friends take her to a remote cabin where they discover a Book Of The Dead. An archaeologist’s tape recording reveals that the ancient text was discovered among the Khandarian ruins of a Sumerian civilization.

Playing the taped incantations, the youths unwittingly summon up dormant demons living in the nearby woods, which possess the youngsters in succession until only one is left intact to fight for survival.

Levy appeared on Shameless and is now seen in Suburgatory.  She joins previously announced cast member Shiloh Fernandez.

Fede Alvarez is directing the redo of Sam Raimi’s classic film.  Raimi is on board as producer and so is Bruce Campbell.  Shooting begins soon in New Zealand.

(PHOTO CREDIT: Adriana M. Barraza/WENN.com)

Source: Deadline