Lily Collins has dropped out of her lead role in the upcoming remake of Sam Raimi’s cult classic horror film Evil Dead, just a few weeks after it was announced she had won the gig.
The news comes via Variety’s Jeff Sneider who tweeted-
Collins was suspected to be playing the heroic lead of the film, a casting twist on the original film’s Bruce Campbell. Unlike Campbell’s comedic character of Ash, it is believed that this new version to be directed by Fede Alvarez will be more a straight up horror film.
Currently the film is set for an April 12, 2013 release, so the production team will need to step into high gear with casting a replacement, as well as rounding out the rest of the cast, if they hope to meet that date.