Matt Smith Joins the Hunt For 'Patient Zero'

Former Doctor Who star Matt Smith has taken on the lead role in the action thriller Patient Zero, Deadline reports.

He'll star alongside Game of Thrones actress Natalie Dormer in a team-up made in millennial geek heaven. The Screen Gems film comes from a script by Mike Le and will be directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky.

Patient Zero takes place in a world following a global outbreak of super-rabies that's resulted in the creation of a new ultra-violent species. Only one person has been gifted with a natural immunity, and it will be up to Smith to track down the titular patient zero and figure out a cure before his wife and all of humanity are killed.

Smith has kept busy since hanging up his bow tie as the Doctor. He will next be seen in Terminator: Genisys and will follow that sci-fi role with a turn in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.

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