Lucas, Blackmore Join “Evil Dead” Remake

Jessica Lucas (TV’s “Melrose Place”) is in talks to join while Elizabeth Blackmore (TV’s “Legend of the Seeker”) is set for a role in “The Evil Dead” remake at FilmDistrict and Ghost House reports Heat Vision.

Fede Alvarez helms the new version which sees five friends hole up in a cabin in a woods as one of them tries to undergo a drug withdrawal and discover a Book of the Dead that unleashes demons.

Lucas will play the best friend of the girl going through withdrawal (Jane Levy) who is also a nurse. Blackmore is playing the fiancee of Shiloh Fernandez’s character and is new to the group.

Shooting kicks off next month in New Zealand. Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell will produce.