EXCLUSIVE: Jane Levy of ABC’s comedy series Suburgatory and TriStar’s reboot of Evil Dead, has signed on to XYZ Films and Bullet Pictures’ action thriller Bushwick. Levy plays 21-year old Lucy who emerges from a Brooklyn subway to find her neighborhood under attack. Lucy decides to cross the treacherous five blocks of Bushwick – littered with looters, local militias, the invading forces, and one crazy cousin – in order to get home and be reunited with her grandmother.
Bushwick will be directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott, who made their mark with the Sundance title Cooties starring Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill and Jack McBrayer. Lionsgate is opening Cooties this year. Nick Damici and Graham Reznik are the writers on Bushwick. Pic will be produced by Nate Bolotin of XYZ and Adam Folk of Bullet Pictures. Production begins in early summer in New York. WME Global is co-repping U.S. sales with XYZ.
Up next for Levy is Paramount’s Monster Trucks which opens on Christmas day. She is repped by Burstein Co, WME, and law firm Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern. Murnion and Milott are represented by Verve and managed by PYE.