Jonathan Tucker will star in The Ruins, DreamWorks’ adaptation of the bestselling Scott B. Smith novel. Red Hour Films’ Ben Stiller and Stuart Cornfeld are producing along with Chris Bender, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Tucker will star as Jeff, a go-getter premed student, in the thriller about a group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when Jeff persuades them to accompany a fellow tourist on a remote archaeological dig in the jungle, where something evil lives among the ruins.
Smith wrote the screenplay. Principal photography begins in late May in Queensland, Australia.