The Host (2013)

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The Host Release Date
March 29, 2013
The Host Synopsis
From Stephenie Meyer (author of the Twilight Saga) comes The Host, a love story set in the future, where earth is occupied by a species who erase the minds of their human hosts, leaving their bodies intact.  Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan) is one of the last surviving humans who fights back, risking her life for the people she cares about most – Jared (Max Irons), Ian, (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt) – proving that love can conquer all.
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Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons, William Hurt, Diane Kruger, Chandler Canterbury, and Boyd Holbrook
Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Produced by: Nick Wechsler, Paula Mae Schwartz, Steve Schwartz, and Stephenie Meyer
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: Open Road Films
Release Date:  March 29, 2013
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