The 31-year-old actor has agreed a deal with distribution team Synchronicity Entertainment to take part in the project, reported Showbizspy.
"Saw" writer and executive producer Leigh Whannell has penned the script for the film, with Ace Norton lined up to direct.
"Cooties" tells the tale of a virus that strikes a school and turns them into savages, with an unlikely hero helping the teachers fight back.
Filming will begin in April 2013.
Actor Sushant Singh, who has starred in Sudhir Mishra's short film 'Kirchiyaan' with actress Chitrangada Singh, says the movie was an interesting ...