Elijah Wood, Alison Pill & more fend off Leigh Whannell’s “COOTIES”Movies/TV,News Samuel Zimmerman
An Elijah Wood-starring and produced killer kid movie gets underway this month with a stellar, funny cast. Based in elementary school and the make believe disease we’ve all taken make believe shots for, COOTIES sees an epidemic originating from an infected chicken nugget turn elementary school students into rampaging savages.
Deadline reports Alison Pill (SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD), THE OFFICE and SUPER star Rainn Wilson, Jack McBrayer (30 ROCK), Jorge Garcia (Hurley, of LOST) and SNL’s Nasim Pedrad co-star. Wood plays a substitute teacher leading the ensemble while Pill essays the school’s 4th grade teacher and Wilson’s character teaches PE.
The film is written by Ian Brennan and SAW, DEAD SILENCE and INSIDIOUS’ Leigh Whannell. Jonathan Milott and Cary Murnion are directing.