Sophia Bush (Stay Alive and One Tree Hill) has been cast to play the female lead in the remake of the 1986 horror film The Hitcher, according to Production Weekly.

Dave Meyers will helm the movie. Meyers has directed of numerous music videos for such artists as Britney Spears, Outkast, Jennifer Lopez and the Dave Matthews Band.

Both Jake Wade Wall (When a Stranger Calls and the upcoming Halloween: Retribution) and Eric Brent (Romeo Must Die) will write the screenplay

The updated version of the film will follow two young travelers who are tormented by a mysterious hitchhiker. Production is scheduled to start June in Austin, Texas.