Ellen Page has signed to star in David Freyne’s psychological horror film by, The Third Wave.
Page, whose recent credits include Freeheld and Into The Forest, will co-star opposite rising Irish star Sam Keeley, who recently appeared in Burnt andIn The Heart Of The Sea.
Freyne will direct from his own screenplay set in the aftermath of a devastating virus that has gripped the continent for six years, transforming humans into zombie-like monsters.
A cure has been found but society is divided into those who were once infected, and committed terrible violent acts, and those who never contracted the virus.
On the new movie, Page said
The Third Wave brings an entire new perspective to the zombie genre, which I love. David Freyne truly shifts his lens on society’s role in the apocalyptic world. I’m so grateful for this opportunity to share his thoughtful approach to horror with audiences.”
The Third Wave, which marks Freyne’s feature debut, will begin filming in Ireland later this year.