Gunpowder & Sky announced today that Jake Cannavale, pictured above, Angelique Rivera, and Sarah Yarkin have been cast in leading roles of the cinematic adaptation of Jeff Hart’s zombie road trip novel, Eat, Brains, Love, currently in production.
Eat, Brains, Love follows zombie virus-infected high school seniors Jake and Amanda as they run from Cass, a psychic sent by the government to track them down, and search for a cure for their affliction.
Cannavale (Nurse Jackie) appears as ’Jake’, Rivera (American Crime) as ‘Amanda’, and Yarkin (American Horror Story) as ‘Cass’. They join the cast which features Jim Titus (Pretty Little Liars) as ‘Tom’, Patrick Fabian (The Last Exorcism) as ‘Alastaire’, Ty Headlee (Cause and Effect) as ‘Chazz,’ Kristin Daniel (Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter) as ‘Grace’, and Kym Jackson (American Crime Story) as ‘Summer.’
Directed by Rodman Flender (Scream: The TV Series), the film is based on Jeff Hart’s synonymous novel and adapted by writing team Mike Herro and David Strauss (One Tree Hill).
The first in a two-part book series, Eat, Brains, Love is touted as a “heartwarming and bloody blend of romance and deadpan humor” and filled with laughs, heart—and brains.
“The good news: Jake’s dream girl, Amanda Blake finally knows his name.
The bad news: It is because they both contracted a mysterious zombie virus and devoured the brains of half their senior class. Now Jake and Amanda are on the run from Cass, a teen psychic sent by the government’s top-secret Necrotic Control Division to track them down. As Jake and Amanda deal with the existential guilt of eating their best friends and set off in search of a cure for the zombie virus, Cass struggles with a growing psychic dilemma of her own – one that will lead all three of them on an epic journey across the country and make them question what it means to truly be alive. Or undead.”
Eat, Brains, Love is set to wrap up production later this month.