Lily Collins to Take the Lead in Fede Alvarez’s Evil Dead Remake

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Lily Collins to Take the Lead in Fede Alvarez’s <i>Evil Dead</i> Remake

First we discovered that the new version of The Evil Dead, directed by Fede Alvarez and rewritten by Diablo Cody, would not feature the iconic character of Ash. Then word got out via plot synopsis that this film would eschew the comedic elements of the original and focus on a young drug addict named Mia whose mother just died. Well, according to Bloody Disgusting, it seems Lily Collins (The Blind Side, Mirror Mirror) might just be playing the lead role.

Sam Raimi’s original 1981 film set a group of friends in a cabin against a group of demons they accidentally unleashed. This new version takes the same basic concept, but changes up the characters, putting Mia in the lead alongside her brother David, his fiance Natalie and their friends Eric and Olivia. Tensions rise as Mia sees the demons, but her friends believe she is still on drugs. The film is set to begin filming in March in New Zealand.