Donald Glover and Evan Peters have signed on to star in Reawakening for Lionsgate and director David Gelb. We reported last April that the directorial quartet Radio Silence (V/H/S) were in talks to direct, but they are no longer involved.
The story, written by Luke Dawson (Shutter), follows a group of students who find a way to bring the dead back to life. They soon discover that there are dire consequences to those actions. Donald Glover and Evan Peters will play members of this research team, alongside the previously-attached Mark Duplass and Olivia Wilde.
Jason Blum is producing through his Blumhouse Studios company, with Lionsgate's Erik Feig and John Sacchi overseeing the project for the studio. No production schedule was given.
Donald Glover will next be seen on the big screen in the upcoming CBS Films comedy The to Do List, debuting July 26, and will start shooting Season 5 of the NBC comedy series Community later this year. Evan Peters is currently shooting X-Men: Days of Future Past, and will return for American Horror Story: Coven this fall.