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Shiloh Fernandez joins the cast of “Evil Dead” remake


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The upcoming “Evil Dead” remake finally has a star again. Ever since Lily Collins dropped out of the film, it’s been without any cast members. But that changes today, as “Skateland” star Shiloh Fernandez has apparently joined the project.

He’ll play one of the two male leads in the film, though Variety doesn’t make it clear which one he’ll be. There’s David, the elder brother of the character Collins was supposed to play, and then there’s Eric, the kid who presumably unleashes demonic forces on the world by reading passages from the Book of the Dead. Our guess is that he’ll be playing the former as it’s supposed to be a larger part, but we’ll have to wait for an official confirmation to be sure.

This take on “Evil Dead” is without an Ash — the main character played by Bruce Campbell in the original — but Collins’ former role was supposed to be his replacement. She was supposed to have played Mia, a teen taken to the family cabin by her elder brother David to help her stay sober after a recent drug overdose. She ends up being the last woman alive after the demons are set loose.

There are two other female roles in the mix as well. First there’s Olivia, Mia’s best friend and nurse, and then there’s Natalie, David’s fiancé. All five characters are being described as the film’s leads, so Fernandez’s casting could mean that news on the rest of cast is soon to follow.

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

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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

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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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