30 October 2012 9:49 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

A couple of quick casting announcements: Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) will produce and star in the horror picture, Cooties, from screenwriter Leigh Whannell (Saw). Josh Duhamel (Transformers) is in negotiations to join You're Not You, starring Hilary Swank (Boys Don't Cry) and Emmy Rossum (The Day After Tomorrow), directed by Georce C. Wolfe (Nights in Rodanthe). Hit the jump for more on both pictures.  First up from Styd comes word that Wood will not only produce Cooties, but will also star in it. Wood will produce through his new horror banner, The Woodshed, which recently announced a pair of films: Toad Road and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.  Written by Whannell and Ian Brennan (Glee), Cooties centers on a mysterious virus that infects an isolated elementary school and transforms the pre-teens into mindless savages.  An unlikely hero leads the surviving teachers in a fight »

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