Max Irons will join Saoirse Ronan in the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's The Host
Posted by: Zack Bruce
Since all the fun news already broke today, I’ll be taking stuff like this. Max Irons is the latest to join Saoirse Ronan in the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s THE HOST. If you don’t already know, Max is the son of actor Jeremy Irons.
Irons will play the role of Jared Howe. The film will focus on Melanie Stryder (Ronan), one of the last humans putting up a fight against an alien species called Souls. These parasites invade human bodies, fuse to each person’s consciousness and systematically erase their personalities. Melanie is captured by the aliens and implanted by a Soul called Wanderer, something of a legend because of all of the “hosts” she has attached to on numerous planets. Wanderer’s 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. Wanderer is so overwhelmed by Melanie’s memories and feelings, the alien is driven to reconnect with Melanie’s old life. Does any of that sound confusing? At least it’s not sparkly vampires.
Irons will be one of the love interests with Jake Abel in the other. Can’t escape those love triangles.