Casting for male leads in Stephanie Meyer’s ‘The Host’ is underway
Stephanie Meyer’s novel The Host is being adapted into a movie. With the lead female role already cast by the lovely Saoirse Ronan, the competition is now on for the lead male roles.
Indie Wire reports :
Take note, young directors. This is why you attach yourself to projects before your next movie comes out. While the middle performance and dreadful reviews for the pretty idiotic “In Time” would have sidelined any director, Andrew Niccol was savvy enough to sign on to “The Host,” an adaptation of a novel by “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer and with a release date already pegged, this one is beginning to cast up.
With Saoirse Ronanalready set for the lead, Variety reports that the hunt is on for her two male co-stars. The story is set in the near future where alien parasite “souls” benevolently take over the consciousness of humans. One such “soul” named Wanderer inhabits the body of a dying woman, Melanie Stryder, who just happens to be obsessed with finding the last group of surviving humans. The high concept film will find Ronan taking both roles of Wanderer and Melanie in the picture, which is certainly an intriguing prospect. As for the dude parts?
Liam Hemsworth, Kit Harington, Jai Courtney and Max Irons are testing for the part of Jared, Melanie’s boyfriend. Meanwhile, Dane DeHaan, Thomas McDonnell, Augustus Prew and Jake Abel will compete to play Ian, the “menacing young man who brutalizes Wanderer before falling in love with her.”
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The film is scheduled for release on 3/29/13.
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