People Magazine has a First Look at Saoirse Ronan as Melanie/Wanderer and Max Irons as Jared, in Stephenie Meyer’s latest book-to-movie project, THE HOST.
This issue will be available Friday at newsstands everywhere and will include additional pictures!
“It’s kind of an alien love story,” director Andrew Niccol tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue, which features an exclusive first look at the film, due March 29, 2013.
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan plays Melanie, one of the world’s last remaining free spirits. As an alien named Wanderer assumes control of Melanie’s soul, Melanie’s remaining emotions still draw her to a handsome human named Jared (Max Irons).
Rounding out the cast: Diane Kruger, who plays Seeker, an alien sent to regulate the takeover of Earth’s population.
Author Meyer is a producer on the film, but Twihards take note: vampires and werewolves are nowhere to be seen in The Host.
For more exclusive scenes from The Host and Ronan’s view on her characters’ bizarre love triangle, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday