"Thumbsucker" star Lou Taylor Pucci is in talks to join the young ensemble of FilmDistrict and Mandate Pictures' reboot of "The Evil Dead."
Jane Levy ("Suburgatory") and Shiloh Fernandez ("Red Riding Hood") were recently cast in the pic, which is a reinvention of Sam Raimi's 1981 cult classic about a group of teens at a remote cabin who discover a Book of the Dead that unleashes demons they can't control. While the new plot is similar to the original, it is a new take that doesn't include the Ash character played by Bruce Campbell.
Pucci will play Eric, an intense academic whose intellectual curiosity gets him and his friends into trouble.
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