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Production Begins on Cooties, Starring Elijah Wood

Source:   ComingSoon.net
July 12, 2013


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-film directorial debut from a screenplay by Leigh Whannell and Ian Brennan.

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.

In addition to starring in the film, Wood also serves as producer with his SpectreVision partners, Daniel Noah and Josh C. Waller. Steven Schneider also produces, as well as Tove Christensen and Georgy Malkov of Glacier Films, who are financing the feature. Glacier’s Vladimir Poliakov, Sarik Andreasyan, Gevond Andreasyan and Hayden Christensen serve as Executive Producers.

Cooties, which will shoot entirely in the Los Angeles area, is the second film in production for Glacier Films, with American Heistcurrently shooting in New Orleans.


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