'Melrose Place' Actress Joining 'Evil Dead' Remake
Jessica Lucas is in talks to star in the Fede Alvarez-directed film.
The Evil Dead remake is finally rounding out its cast.
Jessica Lucas, who was one of the stars of CW’s Melrose Place, is in talks to join the production, being made by FilmDistrict and Ghost House while relative newcomer Elizabeth Blackmore is set for a role in the horror movie.
Fede Alvarez is in the director’s seat for the remake, which sees 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 are already on board.
If a deal makes, Lucas will play 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.
Production is due to start April in New Zealand.
Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert and Bruce Campbell will produce through Raimi's Ghost House Pictures banner.
Canadian-born Lucas was part of J.J. Abrams’ ensemble monster movie Cloverfield and appeared on TV shows 90210 and Friends with Benefits. She is also cast in the Josh Schwartz’s CW pilot Cult. She is repped by Gersh, Thruline and Lichter Grossman.
Blackmore appeared in the TV show Legend of the Seeker.