Young 'Mud' and 'Joe' Star Tye Sheridan Ready for 'Scouts vs. Zombies'
After starring in critically acclaimed indies like Mud with Matthew McConaughey and Joe with Nicolas Cage, young actor Tye Sheridan is getting a big studio movie of his own. THR reports the breakout star will take the lead role in Scouts vs. Zombies, the horror comedy taken over by Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones director Christopher Landon last fall. The film follows three high school Boy Scouts who must use their skills to fight off zombies after their small town begins getting ravaged by the undead. But there's also a great coming-of-age angle, so this isn't a weak version of Shaun of the Dead with some boy scouts.
Sheridan's character is a budding honors student who is handsome and athletic but doesn't know it yet, as he is shy to talk to the girl he likes. Surely his bravery in facing zombies will help bring out his confidence. The original script came from College Road Trip writers Carrie Evans & Emi Mochizuki, and while it made the Black List, we weren't encouraged by their involvement. Thankfully, there have been rewrites from Lona Williams (Drop Dead Gorgeous) and Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder). This has the potential to be a fun flick, and we hope it continues to help Sheridan's career along. Interested?