Monday, October 31, 2011

A Slew of Young Actors Test for 'The Host'

With the beginning of the end in sight for "The Twilight Saga," author Stephenie Meyer is turning her attention to the casting search for "The Host," Andrew Niccol's feature adaptation of her sci-fi novel.

Saoirse Ronan ("Hanna") is attached to star as protag Melanie Stryder, whose body is invaded by an alien named Wanderer, who will also be played by Ronan. In the coming days, producers will begin testing actors for the pic's two male leads.
Liam Hemsworth ("The Hunger Games"), Kit Harington ("Game of Thrones"), Jai Courtney ("One Shot") and Max Irons ("Red Riding Hood") will test for the role of Jared, Melanie's boyfriend. Dane DeHaan ("In Treatment"), Thomas McDonnell ("Prom"), Augustus Prew ("The Borgias") and Ronan's "Lovely Bones" co-star Jake Abel will test for the role of Ian, a menacing young man who brutalizes Wanderer before falling in love with her.
Chockstone Pictures principals Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz are producing with Nick Wechsler and Meyer. Inferno's Marc Butan, Jim Seibel and Bill Johnson will exec produce, while Roger Schwartz will co-produce. "The Host" is being financed by the producers and Inferno, which is handling sales.

Yay or nay? Sound off below.



  1. Hello_Jill -

    Based on filmography and what others have said, although little, about their past performances: Kit or Max for Jared. Augustus or Dane for Ian. Hemsworth shouldn't even be an option.

  2. I really wish Max was in the mix for Ian, not Jared. For my little "dream casting" ( I actually had him for Kyle, but Ian's close enough.

  3. I could go with Max and Jake Abel. I also would like Max as Ian better tbh

  4. @ Book Purring, you just predicted the future casting! Got any more in you to fill out the rest of the cast?