Heroes' Hayden Panettiere and Twilight's Nikki Reed have boarded the high school-set thriller Downers Grove, directed by Prom Night's Nelson McCormick.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bret Easton Ellis has written the screenplay, based on the novel by Michael Hornberg.

The movie will be set in a high school in the Chicago suburb where every year, one senior dies a bizarre death before the end of the school year. Panettiere's character fears that she's the next victim.

The cast will also include Rebecca De Mornay.

Production begins in Louisiana in the spring.