A couple of days ago we learned that the newly titled Blumhouse thriller VIRAL had attached WARM BODIES actress Analeigh Tipton (below) to star in the film. Today we’re getting word that the film has now found its leading star as Deadline reports that Sofia Black-D’Elia (above) will take on the lead role. She’ll play teenager Emma, who is put to the test along with her family to survive a city-wide quarantine after a deadly outbreak, with the increasingly violent infected trapped inside.
Here’s a synopsis:
VIRAL follows teenager Emma Drakeford, struggling after a recent family tragedy, who begins a video documentary about her life for a school project. Everything goes crazy when a terrifying virus sweeps through her small town, turning her friends and neighbors into vicious monsters. Quarantined with her family, Emma believes they are out of harm’s way but when the contagion finally infiltrates their home Emma and her family are faced with an impossible decision – if someone you love becomes a threat, do you kill them in cold blood or save them at the risk of your own life?