Emily VanCamp has signed on to star in the untitled Pastor brothers thriller for This Is That and Paramount Vantage.

Chris Pine already stars in the film, written and directed by Alex and David Pastor, revolves around four friends trying to escape a viral pandemic in the American West who discover that they are more dangerous to one another than any virus, says The Hollywood Reporter. VanCamp will play Kate, an uptight, goody-two-shoes whose family dies from the disease; she tries to keep it together during the journey to the coast.

Pre-production is already underway for the film; a 2007 release has been scheduled.