Stephanie Meyer's The Host is the next big franchise for Twihards to glom onto. Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, and Jake Abel are all set to star in the Andrew Niccol-directed adaptation of the science fiction novel. Deadline reports that Diane Kruger is now in talks to play the role of The Seeker in the film.
The Inglorious Basterds star had been a candidate for a lead role in Universal’s Oblivion but withdrew from consideration and took The Host. The film is being set up as a trilogy. Open Road purchased U.S. distribution rights last year and filming is slated to begin shortly for a March 29, 2013 release.