Hayden to star in school slasher
Hayden Panettiere is set to star in the high school slasher film, Downers Grove.
The Heroes actress will be fighting to save herself from being the next target alongside Twilight's Nikki Reed in the thriller, penned by Bret Easton Ellis, said The Hollywood Reporter.
Based on the novel by Michael Hornberg and directed by Prom Night's Nelson McCormick, the film is set in a high school in a Chicago suburb where every year, one senior student dies a bizarre death before the end of the school year.
"We are very excited about this project," Myriad CEO and president Kirk D'Amico said.
"The combination of the thriller genre, a very popular and well-known cast, Bret Easton Ellis' dynamic screenplay and Nelson McCormick's incredible skill with young actors and ability to create tension and terror on screen is just unbeatable."
Downers Grove, which will also star Rebecca De Mornay, will start filming in Louisiana next spring.