More casting news has come in for the latest shocker from Blumhouse Productions, Viral, which is to be directed by Paranormal Activity franchise directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. Read on for details.
Deadline reports that Sofia Black-D’Elia (pictured) has landed the lead role in Blumhouse thriller Viral. She’ll play teenager Emma, who is put to the test along with her family to survive a city-wide quarantine after a deadly outbreak, with the increasingly violent infected trapped inside.
The original Black List, Blood List, and Hit List script (formerly known as Peste) is by Barbara Marshall. Christopher Landon (Disturbia, Paranormal Activity 2, 3, 4, and 5) was tapped to rewrite. She will star opposite Analeigh Tipton who will play Stacey, Emma’s sister.
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 outbreak.
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