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Lily Collins in final negotiations for “Evil Dead” lead


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The first cast member has been acquired for Fede Alvarez’s upcoming remake of “Evil Dead”: Lily Collins. The actress has been choosing an eclectic variety of films to star in since she first broke out in “The Blind Side.” After taking lead roles in “Abduction,” “Priest” and “Mirror, Mirror,” this would be Collins’ first venture into full-fledged horror movies.

Bloody Disgusting got the news that Collins is in final negotiations to play Mia, the lead character in the flick and who they describe as “the female version of Ashley J. Williams (Ash), once donned by Bruce Campbell in the original trilogy.” That places her in the younger sister role we heard about back in October when a synopsis of the remake hit the internet.

At the time, the plot summary said the remake will follow a lead character who takes his younger sister (Collins) to their family’s cabin along with some of their friends to help her kick her drug addiction. But without the drugs she’s described as “insane and difficult to control,” so they don’t realize initially that she’s actually possessed. Then one of their friends unleashes demons on the group by reading passages of the Book of the Dead aloud.

The update synopsis makes it clear that Mia is the lead character, not her brother David. They head to the cabin with Natalie, David’s fiancé; Olivia, Mia’s best friend and nurse; and Eric who, “presumably, is the kid who unleashes the demons.” Apparently Mia is dealing with her recent sobriety after a drug overdose. Her drug habit came as a result of spending time with her ill mother in the hospital over the last few days of her life.

The “Evil Dead” remake is aiming for an April 12, 2013 release date. It was written by Alvarez with Rodo Sayagues, and revised later by Diablo Cody.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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