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.