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Pucci Helps Unleash The Evil Dead Reboot

February 13, 2012

Lou Taylor Pucci (“Thumbsucker“)  has joined the cast of the The Evil Dead remake according to The Playlist.

Fede Alvarez directs the pic and like the 1981classic, the story centers on five friends who journey up to a remote cabin where they discover the Book of the Dead and unwittingly unleash demonic forces.

Pucci will play an academic whose intellectual curiosity gets them into trouble.

Suburgatory‘s Jane Levy replaced Lily Collins who was tipped at one time for the lead role of Mia who is ecovering from a recent overdose, and is in a particularly vulnerable place–Collins backed out over her busy schedule. Shiloh Fernandez nabbed the male lead.

Alvarez, Rodolfo Sayagues, and Diablo Cody worked on the script.

This new version will NOT feature a character called Ash, the lead role played by Bruce Campbell in the original. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Campbell will produce.

The redux will begin production shortly in New Zealand. The film is set for an April 12th 2013 release.

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