It was just announced that The Lovely Bones' Saoirse Ronan (pronounced Ser-shah) will star as Melanie Stryder in the big-screen version of Stephenie Meyer's paranormal book The Host. Melanie is one of the last humans fighting against a parasitic alien species known as Souls.
Like Kristen Stewart before she became Bella Swan, 17-year-old Saoirse is mostly known for her work in indie films like Hanna and Atonement, but already the buzz around her role in The Host is set to make her a household name.
The Host is expected to hit theaters next year, and while no other cast members have been anounced yet, stay tuned to J-14.com for updates!
Have you read The Host? Do you think Saoirse Ronan is a good choice for the role?
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