September 12, 2012 4:32pm PT by Borys Kit
Lydia Hearst Joins Horror Prequel 'Cabin Fever: Patient Zero' (Exclusive)
Lydia Hearst, the model-turned-actress daughter of Patty Hearst, has joined the cast of Cabin Fever: Patient Zero, the reboot of the horror movie from Indomina.
Sean Astin and Brano Eaton are starring in the pic, which also has Jillian Murray and Ryan Donowho as part of the cast. Mitch Ryan, meanwhile, has stepped into the shoes vacated by Ben Hollingsworth, whose schedule was crunched when he booked a role on CW’s midseason show Cult.
The story kicks off when a bachelor party cruise in the Caribbean unexpectedly runs ashore on a medical-research island and a deadly virus is unleashed. The passengers must struggle to find a way to survive before their own demons and the flesh-eating bacteria consumes them all.
Lydia will play a wide-eyed research grad student who is aligned with the film’s antagonist (Astin).
Comic book artist Kaare Andrews is directing from a screenplay penned by Jake Wade Wall (The Hitcher). Original Cabin Fever producer Evan Astrowsky and his Hypotenuse Pictures are producing Patient Zero with Indomina.
Shooting is due to begin mid-October in the Dominican Republic.
Hearst’s feature credits include CW’s Gossip Girl, and the indies The Last International Playboy with Monet Mazur and Krysten Ritter, and Two Jacks with Danny Huston, Sienna Miller and Jack Huston.
She is repped by ICM Partners and Management Production Entertainment.