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Casting Roundup: EVIL DEAD and I GIVE IT A YEAR

In today's casting roundup we have news about the Evil Dead remake and a comedy called I Give It A Year

Jessica Lucas (Cloverfield, CW’s Melrose Place) and newcomer Elizabeth Blackmore are set to join the horror remake being directed by Fede Alvarez. The story will follow "five friends hole up in a cabin in a woods as one of them tries to undergo a drug withdrawal. Unfortunately, they discover a Book of the Dead and unleash demons."

Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez, and Lou Taylor Pucci have already been cast in the film. Lucas would play "the role of the best friend of the girl going through withdrawal (Levy) who is also a nurse. Blackmore is playing the fiancée of Fernandez and new to the group." Filming is slated to start in New Zealand this April. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, and Bruce Campbell will produce through Raimi's Ghost House Pictures banner.

Variety reports that Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, X-Men: First Class) and Anna Faris (Take Me Home Tonight) are set to star in the romantic comedy called I Give It a YearDan Mazer (Borat, Bruno, The Dictator) is writing and directing the film. It also stars Simon Baker and Rafe Spall in the tale of "a couple (Byrne and Spall) trying to make it through their first year of marriage."

I am interested in seeing the Evil Dead remake. What are your thoughts on today's casting roundup?

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