Sofia Black-D’Elia Now Set For ‘Viral’ Lead

Sofia Black-D-Elia
We broke the news a few weeks back that Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman of “Catfish” fame, as well as Paranormal Activity 3 and Paranormal Activity 4, are set to get behind the camera for TWC-Weinstein’s long-gestured Peste, now being released as Viral with Blumhouse producing.

Now, Deadline reports that Project Almanac‘s Sofia Black-D’Elia has landed the lead role. 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.

Barbara Marshall and Chris Landon both worked on the script that “follows teenager Emma Drakeford, struggling after a recent family tragedy, who begins a video documentary about her life for a school project. Everything goes crazy when a terrifying virus sweeps through her small town, turning her friends and neighbors into vicious monsters. Quarantined with her family, Emma believes they are out of harm’s way but when the contagion finally infiltrates their home Emma and her family are faced with an impossible decision – if someone you love becomes a threat, do you kill them in cold blood or save them at the risk of your own life?

Sounds like a modern take on Right At Your Door and [REC]/Quarantine.