Principal photography will begin Monday, July 15th on the horror-comedy Cooties starring Elijah Wood, Alison Pill and Rainn Wilson. The film also stars Jack McBrayer Jorgé Garcia, Nasim Pedrad and Leigh Whannell.
The commercial-directing duo, HONEST (Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion) make their feature directorial debut from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan. In addition to starring in the film, Elijah Wood also serves as producer with his SpectreVision partners, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller.
A cautionary tale of a school lunch program gone horribly wrong, Cooties tells the story of a young girl who eats a chicken nugget infected with a virulent disease. She begins to transform into a violent, murderous flesh-ripping juvenile who transmits the disease, which only affects the pre-pubescent. As it quickly spreads, the teachers find themselves trapped in the school, faced with a horde of rampaging adolescents, and must come up with an immediate lesson plan to save their very lives.
Wood will portray Clint Hadson, a substitute teacher who must deal with a little more than the usual classroom hijinks. Alison Pill is Lucy, an eternally optimistic 4th grade teacher and Clint’s childhood crush. Wilson portrays Wade, a former high school all-star athlete whose dashed dreams have landed him the position of PE teacher.
Elijah Wood is currently on screen as the star of Maniac (pictured).