Young actor to battle the undead…

17-year-old actor Tye Sheridan, the breakout star of ‘Mud’ and ‘Tree of Life,’ has landed a lead role in Paramount’s upcoming horror comedy ‘Boy Scouts Vs. Zombies,’ hears Heat Vision.

Featuring a script by Carrie Evans and Emi Mochizuki, the story centres on “three high school Boy Scouts who must use their skills to battle vicious zombies after their small town faces a zombie outbreak.” Christopher Landon (‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’) is behind the lens, with filming set to get underway in May.

Producers include Andy Fickman, Todd Garner, Betsy Sullenger and Bryan Brucks.