The cast of the long-gestating remake of The Evil Dead is filling up, with THR reporting that Cloverfield actress Jessica Lucas has joined the cast of the movie, along with Newcomer Elizabeth Blackmore.
The film is about a group of friends who spend the weekend in a remote cabin, only to unwittingly unleash an evil force after reading from The Book of the Dead. Last month that Suburgatory star Jane Levy replaced Lily Colling as female lead Mia, who goes on the trip to try and kick her drug addiction. Jessica Lucas will play Mia’s best friend, who is also a nurse, which Elizabeth Blackmore will play the fiancee of Shiloh Fernandez’s character.
Federico Alvarez is directing The Evil Dead from a script he co-wrote with Rodolfo Sayagues, which was rewritten by Diablo Cody. Shooting is set to begin next month in New Zealand.