April 27, 2007 / 12:39 AM / 12 years ago

Marquette has buzz for "Infestation"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Christopher Marquette, who most recently appeared in the gangster saga “Alpha Dog,” has signed for the lead in “Infestation,” a comedic horror described as “28 Days Later” meets “Shaun of the Dead.”

He plays a slacker who awakes to find himself weak, wrapped in webbing and cocooned to the wall of his office. After realizing that the world has been taken over by giant alien insects, he wakes a ragtag group of strangers and together they fight for survival.

Kyle Rankin, who comprised half of the directing team on the “Project Greenlight 2” film “The Battle of Shaker Heights,” will direct from his own script. Production begins May 28 in Sofia, Bulgaria. Mel Gibson’s Icon Prods. is producing.

Marquette will next be seen in the Walt Disney Co.’s “The Invisible,” set for release Friday.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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