Jake Abel snags the role of Ian in ‘The Host’
In the film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s book The Host, one of the two male lead roles, Ian, will be played by Jake Abel, who is in final negotiations. Several names are still in the running to play Jared. The lead female role will be filled by Soairse Ronan. From Collider:
One of two male leads has been found for director Andrew Niccol’s (In Time) adaptation ofTwilight author Stephanie Meyer’s sci-fi novel The Host. Deadline reports that Jake Abel (Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief) is currently in negotiations to play the role of Ian. The film stars Saoirse Ronan as Melanie, a woman whose body is invaded by an alien named Wanderer. Ian is a young man who brutalizes Wanderer before falling in love with her. The other lead role, Melanie’s boyfriend Jared, has yet to be cast.
We recently reported on a shortlist of actors being considered for the roles of Ian and Jared, and Abel’s name was among them. Deadline’s report says that the role of Jared is now down to a few finalists including Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Max Irons (Red Riding Hood), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), and Jai Courtney (Spartacus: Blood and Sand). The casting of Jared should be settled soon, as Niccol gears up for production
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