Heroes star joins DOWNERS GROVE

Heroes star Hayden Panettiere has siged up for the upcoming high school-set thriller.

Titled Downers Grove, the story is based on a Michael Hornberg novel that centres on a high school where a senior student dies at the end of every year

Novelist Bret Easton Ellis will write the script for the project with Nelson McCormick confirmed to direct.

Production is expected to begin this spring in Louisiana.