The Host: Saoirse Ronan to star

Tue May 3, 2011 Return to Film News

  • Saoirse Ronan has signed on to star in "The Host", the big screen adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's best selling sci-fi, fantasy novel.
    Andrew Niccol has written the screenplay and is still in talks to direct.

  • Ronan will play Melanie Stryder, one of the last humans putting up a fight against an alien species called Souls, who invade human bodies and fuse to each person's consciousness in order to systematically erase their personalities. Melanie is implanted by a Soul called Wanderer, whose goal is to get Melanie to give up the remaining pockets of humans, but instead the alien finds Melanie to be unique in her unwillingness to surrender her consciousness.

  • One plan the filmmakers are considering is for Ronan to play the Wanderer as well.

Source: Deadline
Related Titles: The Host