The Hunger Games fav Stanley Tucci, pictured, has contracted for the villain role in Screen Gems’ Patient Zero, starring opposite Natalie Dormer and Matt Smith, writes Deadline.
Stefan Ruzowitzky is directing the Mike Le-scripted action thriller, and Vincent Newman is producing.
In Patient Zero, “an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has resulted in the evolution of a new species driven by violence. An inexplicably immune human survivor with the ability to communicate with this new species must spearhead a hunt for Patient Zero in order to find a cure to save his infected wife and humanity.”
Tucci plays a deliciously evil role: a professor who becomes infected, and highly violent, they explain. He becomes determined to crash the lab that’s working on a cure and thwart the search for Patient Zero.