Evil Dead 4 confirmed as Vikings star Alyssa Sutherland joins cast

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Photo credit: Jason LaVeris - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jason LaVeris - Getty Images

Evil Dead Rise is the new title of the horror franchise's fourth instalment, which has just brought in Vikings actress Alyssa Sutherland to star.

Deadline reports that Lily Sullivan (Picnic at Hanging Rock) will also appear in the movie, with shooting set to go ahead on location in New Zealand.

The Evil Dead creator Sam Raimi executive produces alongside franchise regular Bruce Campbell, who played the heroic Ash Williams in each previous entry.

Photo credit: Jason LaVeris - Getty Images
Photo credit: Jason LaVeris - Getty Images

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As for what fans can expect, Evil Dead Rise tells "a twisted tale of two estranged sisters – played by Sutherland and Sullivan – whose reunion is cut short by the rise of flesh-possessing demons, thrusting them into a primal battle for survival as they face the most nightmarish version of family imaginable."

The upcoming flick heads to streaming service HBO Max in the US, while a theatrical release could be on the cards for international audiences.

Thrilled to land the acting talents of Sutherland and Sullivan, Campbell commented: "At its core, Evil Dead is about ordinary people overcoming extraordinarily terrifying situations. I can't wait for Alyssa and Lily to fill the blood-soaked shoes of those who have come before them and carry on that tradition."

Photo credit: New Line Cinema
Photo credit: New Line Cinema

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Raimi went on to add in a statement: "I'm equally excited to be working with Lee Cronin, whose gifts as a storyteller make him the ideal filmmaker to continue the enduring legacy of the franchise."

Evil Dead Rise will premiere on HBO Max in the US.

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