Donald Glover And Evan Peters To Bring The Dead Back To Life In Reawakening

By Eric Eisenberg 2013-06-11 13:50:02discussion comments
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Jason Blum produced horror films, like Paranormal Activity, Sinister, Dark Skies and The Purge, aren't typically known for having A-list casts. Most of his movies in the genre attempt to keep the budget low, which results in either the hiring of a lot of no-names or one or two well known actors at most. Reawakening, the new horror flick that Blum is making with Lionsgate, is changing that pattern. Last month we learned that both Olivia Wilde and Mark Duplass will be a part of the cast, and today The Wrap is reporting that two more young actors growing into household names have signed on.

Donald Glover, who is in the midst of blowing up as an actor, a stand-up comedian and rap artist, and Evan Peters, who recently made big waves being cast as Quicksilver in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Days of Future Past, have both signed on to star in Reawakening, which tells the story of a group of research students who discover the ability to bring people back from the dead. Like Wilde and Duplass, both Glover and Peters will be playing members of the research team. David Gelb, who turned a lot of heads making the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, will be sitting in the director's chair (his first narrative feature) and using a script written by Jeremy Slater (the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot) and Luke Dawson.

Glover will return to television when Community returns for its fifth season (with Dan Harmon back as showrunner) and will next be on the big screen starring alongside Aubrey Plaza in the sex comedy The To Do List. Peters, meanwhile, is currently in production on the new X-Men movie and will soon be seen in the indie comedy Adult World with John Cusack and Emma Roberts.
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