Panettiere, Reed, Ellis Take Some “Downers”

Hayden Panettiere (TV’s “Heroes”), Nikki Reed (“Twilight”) and Rebecca De Mornay (“The Hand That Rocks The Cradle”) are attached to star in the high school-set thriller “Downers Grove” for Myriad Pictures says The Hollywood Reporter.

Based on the novel by Michael Hornberg, the story is set in a Chicago high school where every year one senior dies a bizarre death before the end of the school year. Panettiere’s character fears she’s this year’s victim.

“American Psycho” author Bret Easton Ellis adapted the screenplay while Nelson McCormick (“Prom Night”) will direct. Oren Segal, Chiara Trento and Jason Dubin will produce and shooting kicks off in Louisiana in the spring.