Signs, Zombieland and The Call star Abigail Breslin, pictured, is set to star in Peste, a thriller about a contagious virus sweeping through a small town that Octane, says THR.
Breslin will play a teenager confronting a virus that turns friends and neighbors into vicious monsters. Quarantined with her family, she believes they are out of harm’s way until the contagion infiltrates their home.
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.
IM Global’s genre label, is financing and shopping at Cannes.
Peste is based on Barbara Marshall’s screenplay, which appeared on the Black List, the Blood List and the Hit List in 2012.