Actress toplines action thriller with ‘Cooties’ helmers…

Directors Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott, of the upcoming horror comedy ‘Cooties’ starring Elijah Wood, are set to take the helm of the action thriller ‘Buswick’ with Jane Levy (‘Evil Dead,’ ‘Suburgatory’) attached to star.

Per Deadline, the film follows “21-year old Lucy, who emerges from a Brooklyn subway to find her neighbourhood under attack. Lucy decides to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick – littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin – in order to get home and be reunited with her grandmother.”

The project is slated to shoot in New York early summer, with Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films and Adam Folk of Bullet Pictures producing.

“We have been passionately developing this movie for six years. At its core, the film is a very simple story about a relationship, but there are some larger themes that we are addressing as well,” said Murnion and Milott. “Jane is such a tremendous actress; we’ve been a fan of her for years. She is fearless and brings depth and nuance to the characters she plays. We are extremely lucky to have her on board.”