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Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer & More Getting 'Cooties' with Elijah Wood

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July 15, 2013

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Last Halloween, news surfaced of a new horror movie called Cooties from Saw and Insidious writer Leigh Wannell working with "Glee" co-creator Ian Brennan. The film was said to chronicle a virus breaking out at an elementary school, turning the kids into monsters and forcing teachers to fight to survive. Elijah Wood was slated to produce and also star in the film as a substitute teacher who takes the lead of the band of educational survivors, and now the cast has filled out with some great talent. Deadline reports Rainn Wilson ("The Office"), Jack McBrayer ("3o Rock") and Allison Pill ("The Newsroom") all have roles.

In addition "Lost" series regular Jorgé Garcia has a role along with "Saturday Night Live" cast member Nasim Pedrad. Pill is playing an optimistic 4th grade teacher while Wilson is playing a former athlete turned gym teacher. The other characters aren't specified, but all actors are expected to be teachers at the school fighting off these kids. Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion will make their directing debut with the film with production beginning today in Los Angeles. This sounds like a great horror comedy that will hopefully hit the festival circuit sometime next year. Sound good?

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