It seems that the latest Stephanie Meyer novel to be turned in to a movie franchise has got a whole host of Hollywood up and comers vying for a role. The Host is set to begin filming in February of 2012 and the role of Melanie Stryder has already been given to Saoirse Ronan (City of Ember), who beat Glee’s Dianna Agron to the part.
Now it seems that the battle is on for the role of Jared, Melanie’s boyfriend, with The Hunger Games actor Liam Hemsworth and Game of Thrones star Kit Harington leading the race. Meanwhile, Jai Courtney and Max Irons have also auditioned for the part.
The Host centres around a young girl, whose body is overtaken by an alien species in search for the last remaining human survivors on earth. The Host begins filming in February 2012 and is expected to be released on March 29, 2013. Scripting for The Host 2 is already underway.