Max Irons And Jake Abel To Star As The Two Male Leads In Stephanie Meyer's The Host

By Eric Eisenberg 2011-11-10 15:21:14discussion comments
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On Halloween a report came out listing the actors that would potentially be taking one of two lead roles in the Andrew Niccol-directed adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's The Host. Though a total of eight actors were mentioned in the article, only two of them were going to walk away smiling. Now it seems like the selections have been made.

According to sources over at EW, Max Irons, son of Oscar winner Jeremy Irons, will play Jared, the boyfriend Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan); while Jake Abel has landed the role of Ian, a guy who falls in love with the alien inside of Melanie. Confused? Well, the story is about an alien called "The Wanderer" that comes to Earth and inhabits Melanie's body, so expect a complicated love triangle (or is it a square?). The book was the first novel put out by Meyer following the end of the Twilight series. Irons doesn't have a large number of films on his resume, but has had roles in movies like Being Julia, Unrequited Love, Dorian Gray, and Red Riding Hood. He also has a recurring role in the UK television series The Runaway. Abel's resume is much longer and he even has a previous credit alongside Ronan, as both actors starred in Peter Jackson's adaptation of The Lovely Bones.

Production on the movie is set to kick off at the start of next year in both New Mexico and Louisiana (both states are known for their great tax breaks for film crews). So what do you think Meyer fans? Are Irons and Abel the guys you want to play Jared and Ian? Leave your thoughts in the comments section.
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