Diane Kruger, the German actress who’s starred in such films as Troy, National Treasure, and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, has entered into negotiations to join the cast of The Host, an adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer‘s sci-fi book of the same name.
The actress would join a cast that already includes Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones, Hanna), Max Irons (Dorian Gray, Red Riding Hood) and Jake Abel (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, I Am Number Four).
Say what you will about Stephanie Meyer or her Twilight series, but the woman has a following.
And now, for the adaptation of her latest work, The Host, William Hurt has joined the upcoming Andrew Niccol-directed film, which will find him alongside Saoirse Ronan. Ronan stars as Melanie Stryder, with Hurt playing “Jeb, eccentric uncle” to Stryder, “whose brain is hijacked by the soul of an alien being known as Wanderer. Jeb is one of the grizzled leaders of the human survivalists fighting the alien invasion.”
Despite the conclusion of the cinematic adaptation of her Twilight novels, writer Stephenie Meyer isn’t going anywhere.
EW is reporting that Max Irons has been cast in the role of Jared Howe for the upcoming film based on Meyer’s novel, The Host. The film, scheduled to bow in 2013, is set to be helmed by Andrew Niccol, and already finds Saoirse Ronan in the lead role of Melanie Stryder, “a young woman who shares her body with an alien force known as Wanderer.”