The Hollywood Reporter
Some casting news is coming out of the Cannes Film Market… Abigail Breslin is set to star in Peste, a thriller about a contagious virus sweeping through a small town that Octane, IM Global’s genre label, is financing and shopping.
THR reports that the film, to be directed by Mark Ponderai (House at the End of the Street) and produced by Sheryll Clark (Cloverfield), is scheduled to begin production in September, IM Global’s CEO Stuart Ford announced. Peste is based on Barbara Marshall’s screenplay, which appeared on the Black List, the Blood List, and the Hit List in 2012.
Breslin will play a teenager confronting a virus that turns friends and neighbors into vicious monsters.
A teenage girl begins a video documentary about her life for a school project just as a terrifying virus sweeps through her small town. Quarantined with her family, she thinks they are out of harm’s way, but she soon learns that the virus has invaded their house. Her video documents the family’s frantic struggle to find a cure before they are completely taken over by the Peste.
The script was written as the first part of a planned trilogy. More as it comes.
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