Lily Collins For Evil Dead Remake?

Lily Collins is in talks to star as the lead in the forthcoming remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 horror classic. If that works out, it’ll make her a female version of Ash memorably played by Bruce Campbell in the original. Fan outrage in 3, 2, 1…

She’ll be playing one of a group of friends holed up in a cabin in the woods when they stumble across The Book Of The Dead and unleash a demonic force which possesses them one by one.

According to Bloody Disgusting, there’s also a subplot involving her character recovering from drug addiction which leads the others not believing her stories of things that go bump in the night.

It begins shooting in New Zealand in March. Fede Alvarez will be directing in his feature debut from a script co-written Rodo Sayagues and polished by Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body, Young Adult).

Collins will next be seen in Tarsem Singh’s Mirror Mirror alongside Julia Roberts.