'HOST' OF OPTIONS FOR 'TWILIGHT' SCRIBE'S NEW FLICK
With the beginning of the end in sight for “The Twilight Saga,” author Stephenie Meyer is turning her attention to the casting search for THE HOST, Andrew Niccol’s feature adaptation of her sci-fi novel, Variety's Jeff Sneider reports. Saoirse Ronan (HANNA) is attached to star as protag Melanie Stryder, whose body is invaded by an alien named Wanderer, who will also be played by Ronan. In the coming days, producers will begin testing actors for the pic’s two male leads. Liam Hemsworth (THE HUNGER GAMES), Kit Harington (GAME OF THRONES), Jai Courtney (ONE SHOT) and Max Irons (RED RIDING HOOD) will test for the role of Jared, Melanie’s boyfriend. Dane DeHaan (IN TREATMENT), Thomas McDonnell (PROM), Augustus Prew (THE BORGIAS) and Ronan’s LOVELY BONES co-star Jake Abel will test for the role of Ian, a menacing young man who brutalizes Wanderer before falling in love with her.