Jane Levy is in talks to star in FilmDistrict's remake of Sam Raimi's classic film "The Evil Dead," according to Deadline.
Fede Alvarez (“Panic Attack”) will direct the film from a script he penned with Rodo Sayagues. Diablo Cody ("Juno," "Jennifer's Body"), an Academy Award winning screenwriter, polished the draft.
Teaming with Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell, Raimi will spearhead the project through Ghost House Pictures.
Levy ("Suburgatory," "Shameless") will play Mia -- the equivalent to Bruce Campbell's Ash -- who is one of five people attacked by an unrelenting evil presence at a remote cabin in the woods.
The role of Mia was poised to go to Lily Collins ("Priest"); however, she recently exited the project.
Stepping into producer roles for the remake, Raimi, Tapert and Campbell issued a joint statement last year: "We are committed to making this movie and are inspired by the enduring popularity and enthusiasm for the ‘Evil Dead’ series.
"We can't wait to scare a new generation of moviegoers using filmmaking techniques that were not available to us thirty years ago as well as Fede bringing a fresh eye to the film’s original elements."
The remake is scheduled to open in theaters April 12, 2013.
Raimi wrote and directed the original film in 1981. It centered on several people in a remote cabin who discovered a tapped recording and an ancient book that soon summoned up dormant demons living in the nearby woods.
"The Evil Dead" spawned two popular sequels -- "Evil Dead II" in 1987 and "Army of Darkness" in 1992.
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