Cannes: Andrew Niccol To Direct Saoirse Ronan In Stephenie Meyer's 'The Host'
deadline.com Andrew Niccol has been set as the director of The Host, directing his scripted adaptation of the bestselling novel by Twilight Saga author Stephenie Meyer. The project, which is being shopped here at Cannes by Inferno Entertainment and producers Nick Wechsler and Steve Schwartz and Paula Mae Schwartz, will star Saoirse Ronan.

The Host Synopsis and Credits

The human race is on the brink of being conquered by an alien race and only a few pockets of resistance remain. These aliens can possess humans and take over their minds. When one of these aliens, named Wanderer, attempt to possess Melanie Stryder, her love for a man named Jared is strong enough to turn the alien into an accomplice, enabling her escape to find the man she longs for.

"The Host" stars Diane Kruger, Frances Fisher, Jake Abel, Max Irons, Saoirse Ronan, and William Hurt.

Directed by Andrew Niccol.
Written by Andrew Niccol and Stephenie Meyer.
Produced by Nick Wechsler, Paula Mae Schwartz, Stephenie Meyer, and Steve Schwartz.
Production company/distributor: Open Road Films.

Release Date: March 29, 2013

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