A couple of days ago, it was revealed that Jake Abel was set to play one of the male leads in the the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s The Host, and now EW says the other part has gone to Max Irons, son of Jeremy.
In The Host, most of humans have had their brains 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. Irons if set to play Jared Howe, who falls for Wanderer while the soul is in Melanie’s body.
Andrew Niccol (In Time) will direct, with shooting set to begin in February.
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