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Word got out earlier this month that Mirror Mirror star Lily Collins would play the lead in the Evil Dead remake directed by Fede Alvarez and re-written by Diablo Cody. But, according to a tweet by Variety’s Jeff Sneider, Collins, who intended to play the main character Mia, has left the film “due to a scheduling issue.”
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.