Actor will star in supernatural thriller

Emile Hirsch has signed on to star in the supernatural film “The Darkest Hour” for New Regency and Summit Entertainment.

Described as thriller in the vein of “28 Days Later,” the $40 million pic revolves around a group of kids struggling to survive in Russia after an alien invasion.

Chris Gorak (“Right at Your Door”) will helm the pic, which begins lensing in Moscow in June.

Timur Bekmambetov is producing alongside Tom Jacobson.

Summit will distribute domestic and New Regency and Fox International has foreign. Les Bohem and Jon Spaihts penned the screenplay.

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