Saoirse Ronan to Star in Stephenie Meyer's The Host
05.03.11 by Mandy
Twilight author Stephenie Meyer has another adaptation in the works, and it now has it's starring actress. Saoirse Ronan, most recently in the title role in Hanna, will be playing the roles of both Melanie, and the alien Soul Wanderer that implants in her. Ronan, with her ability to show the vulnerability within a strong-willed character, seems an excellent choice for the role.
The story of The Host, which Meyer describes as science fiction for people who don't like science fiction, would not seem to translate to film as easily as the Twilight series, with its aliens who invade the bodies and psyches of humans. Meyers was sold on the idea of a movie version by producers Nick Weschler, Steve Schwartz, and Paula Mae Schwartz who also collaborated on the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road.
The project has a script written by Andrew Niccol, with Meyers, herself, being hands on during the process. There is no director for The Host, as of yet. Susanna White was rumored to helm the project as recently as this February, but she is no longer attached.