Will play film’s psycho bad guy…

Stanley Tucci (‘Fortitude,’ ‘The Hunger Games’) is set to play the villain in director Stefan Ruzowitzky’s action thriller ‘Patient Zero’ opposite Natalie Dormer (‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Rush’) and Matt Smith (‘Doctor Who,’ ‘Terminator: Genisys’).

Mike Le’s script revolves around “an unprecedented global pandemic of a super strain of rabies has resulted in the evolution of a new species driven by violence. An inexplicably immune human survivor with the ability to communicate with this new species must spearhead a hunt for Patient Zero in order to find a cure.”

Deadline has Tucci taking on the role of “a professor who becomes infected, and highly violent. He becomes determined to crash the lab that’s working on a cure and thwart the search for Patient Zero.”