I Am Number Four's Teresa Palmer is in negotiations to star opposite Nicholas Hoult in Summit's zombie love story Warm Bodies.

Jonathan Levine is directing the project, which follows an existentially tormented zombie named R that begins an unlikely friendship with the human girlfriend (Teresa Palmer) of one of his victims. The blossoming relationship starts a chain reaction that will transform him, his fellow zombies and maybe the whole lifeless world.

Teresa Palmer's character is described as the daughter of one of the humans' military leaders who is tiring of a life of constantly fighting off zombie attacks.

The project is based on a book by Isaac Marion that will be published by Atria Books, a division of Simon and Schuster.

Production on the film is slated to commence this summer.