Nicholas Hoult Piles Up The “Bodies”

British actor Nicholas Hoult (“A Single Man,” “X-Men: First Class”) has been cast in the lead role of the vampire romance “Warm Bodies” at Summit Entertainment reports Variety.

Based on a book by Isaac Marion, the story centers on an existentially tormented zombie who begins an unlikely friendship with the girlfriend of one of his victims and starts a chain reaction that will transform him and his fellow zombies.

Jonathan Levine (“The Wackness,” “All the Boys Love Mandy Lane”) adapted the script and will direct. Bruna Papanadrea will produce and shooting will kick off this Summer.