Jake Abel close to joining Saoirse Ronan in The Host from Twilight author Stephenie Meyer
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
I’m curious to see if the legion of Twilight fans will follow author Stephenie Meyer as she tries to write something without sparkly vampires. We’ll know soon enough when the big screen adaptation of THE HOST hits theaters. Right now, Saoirse Ronan is the only confirmed star and director Andrew Niccol has been searching for two male leads for a while. It looks like he found his Ian in the form of Jake Abel. Abel hasn’t had a breakout role yet, but you may recognize him from small parts in I AM NUMBER FOUR and THE LOVELY BONES (also with Ronan).
That leaves the role of Jake, which the filmmakers hope Liam Hemsworth will take. Although I doubt he will since he’s starring in THE HUNGER GAMES and is probably not inclined to take on another tween-centric film.