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Abigail Breslin set to lead contagion thriller Peste

Young starlet Abigail Breslin, who can next be seen in the upcoming FINAL GIRL and the highly anticipated ENDER'S GAME, is set to take the lead in PESTE, a contagion thriller from IM Global’s genre label Octane scheduled to go into production in September, according to Variety.

Mark Tonderai (HOUSE AT THE END OF THE STREET) helms from a spec script by Barbara Marshall that IM Global picked up late last year after it hit the Black List. Reportedly the first part of a planned trilogy, PESTE is set in the wake of an outbreak of a virus that wipes out the majority of the human population.  The story focuses on...

a teen whose family is quarantined after a virus sweeps their small town. The teen documents her family’s new life in quarantine and tries to protect her infected sister.

I think outbreak/contagion films can be quite unsettling when handled correctly so I'm holding on to the hope that PESTE will deliver something worthwhile. Breslin is a fine little actress who has demonstrated that she can give exceptional performances so I'm hoping that Barbara Marshall's script gives her plenty of opportunities to shine.

Extra Tidbit: What is your favorite outbreak/contagion film?
Source: Variety

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