Jane Levy (Suburgatory, Evil Dead) has been cast to star in the action thriller Bushwick. The film tells the story of twenty-year-old Lucy (Levy), who emerges from a Brooklyn subway to find her neighborhood under attack. Lucy decides to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick - littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin - in order to get home and be reunited with her grandmother.
Levy will next be seen in Paramount's Monster Trucks in December 2015. She starred in the 2013 box office hit Evil Dead and is well known for her role as Tessa Altman on ABC's Suburgatory. Bushwick will be directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott. The directing duo are best known for their popular Sundance title Cooties, which stars Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill and Jack McBrayer. Cooties will be released by Lionsgate this year.
Bushwick was written by Nick Damici (Cold in July) and Graham Reznick, and will be produced by Nate Bolotin of XYZ Films and Adam Folk of Bullet Pictures. The film is scheduled to go into production in New York in early summer, with WME Global co-repping U.S. sales with XYZ. Here's what XYZ Films' Nate Bolotin had to say in a statement.
"We are thrilled to finally be able to bring Cary and Jon's vision to life. Their creative instincts are spot on and Jane is absolutely perfect for the role."
Producer Adam Folk also issued his own statement.
"Cary and Jon are extremely talented and creative directors and came up with an amazing concept with Bushwick. I'm thrilled to be working with XYZ to make it into an even more amazing movie."
Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott also offered their own joint statement.
We have been passionately developing this movie for six years. At its core, the film is a very simple story about a relationship, but there are some larger themes that we are addressing as well. Jane is such a tremendous actress; we've been a fan of her for years. She is fearless and brings depth and nuance to the characters she plays. We are extremely lucky to have her on board."