Newcomer Jane Levy is set to replace Lily Collins as the female lead in Ghost House Pictures’ upcoming Evil Dead reboot, Deadline reports. Levy will play recovering overdose victim Mia, a character meant to replace original protagonist Ash Williams, famously played by the mighty Bruce Campbell.
Fede Alverez, an aspiring Uruguayan filmmaker who caught Raimi’s attention with an ambitious four-minute-plus sci-fi short entitled Panic Attack, is directing the remake from his own script, punched up by Oscar-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (Juno, Jennifer’s Body).
Levy is best known for her recurring role as Ian Gallagher’s girlfriend Mandy Milkovich on season two of Showtime’s “Shameless” and as daughter Tessa Altman on ABC’s family dramedy “Suburgatory.”
The Evil Dead reboot will be shot in New Zealand and is slated for release on April 12, 2013. Shiloh Fernandez (Red Riding Hood) costars.