Jake Abel is probably feeling slightly relieved that people always just look at him and see a villain, as having played bad guys in both Percy Jackson and I Am Number Four, he’s just landed a slightly different type of role in The Host, the planned adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s novel.
Abel is is talks to play Ian, according to Deadline, one of the last remaining humans whose brain hasn’t been co-opted by the invasive alien ‘souls’, that are taking people over one by one. Saoirse Ronan is set to play the central character, Melanie Stryder, who has a soul named Wanderer implanted in her mind. However while normally Melanie’s personality would be expected to fade into the background, her emotions and memories overwhelm the invader and makes it change its mind about its races master plan.
Director Andrew Niccol is now down to the last few finalists for the other main male role of Luke, with Liam Hemsworth, Max Irons, Kit Harington and Jai Courtney on the shortlist. Expect to hear who got the part soon.
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