Lily Collins to Play Lead in Evil Dead Remake

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - DECEMBER 07: Actress Lily Collins arrives at The Hollywood Reporter's Annual "Power 100: Women In Entertainment Breakfast" at The Beverly Hills Hotel on December 7, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) Photo: Frazer Harrison/2011 Getty Images

In a move that producers Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, and Rob Tapert are hoping fans will find "groovy," the Evil Dead remake's lead now has a totally remade gender, with Lily Collins (Snow White) set to star where a dude once did. While the previous lead, Ash, was played with much goofy, macho swagger by now-producer Campbell, there's no reason Collins's character, Mia, can't be as funny and deft with a chainsaw as Ash was, especially with Diablo Cody revising the script. Besides, if all goes well and they also remake the sequel,  Army of Darkness, it'll be fun to see how both Cody and Collins handle the "boomstick."