Remember when the nerdosphere was all a fluster over Lily Collins being cast as as Mia, the drug addict analogue to Ash in the Sam Raimi-produced, Diablo Cody-spruced-up The Evil Dead remake? Well, cool it since word is she’s out now. Variety’s Jeff Sneider Tweeted this today:
Well that’s…. unfortunate. No real word at this time what the scheduling conflict could have been, but that is also often code for ‘quit politely with a half-assed excuse’. Regardless of the cause, they have to replace her and quit. With filming scheduled to begin in New Zealand ‘soon’ and a release date set for April 12th, 2013, the clock is ticking on the Fede Alvarez-directed film.
My guess is she couldn’t lift the chainsaw.