EW.com is reporting that Max Irons will play Jared and Jake Abel will play Ian in Stephenie Meyer’s next book-to-movie ‘The Host.’ They join Saoirse Ronan who fills the roll of Melanie Stryder.
The Host will be directed by Andrew Niccol (Gattaca) and will film in Louisiana and New Mexico beginning February. Release date for this film (possibly the first of a three part series) will be March 29, 2013.
Irons, son of Oscar-winning and golden-throated actor Jeremy Irons, was last seen in this year’s Red Riding Hood. For this project, he joins director Andrew Niccol (In Time,Gattaca) and the long-attached Saoirse Ronan, who will play Melanie Stryder, a young woman who shares her body with an alien force known as Wanderer.