Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds) is set to join 17-year-old starlet Saoirse Ronan (Hanna) in director Andrew Niccol’s (In Time) big-screen adaptation of author Stephenie Meyer’s tween sci-fi novel “The Host.”
The Host centers on an alien invasion of human minds. Ronan plays Melanie Stryder, a young woman whose thoughts of love puzzle her would-be extraterrestrial body-snatcher, making it difficult to seize control of her thoughts.
Kruger will play The Seeker, a guardian looking after Melanie as she is the linchpin in a revolution meant to free humans from their alien invaders. Max Irons (Red Riding Hood) and Jake Abel (I Am Number Four) costar as Melanie’s lover Jared Howe and rebel Ian O’Shea, respectively.
Kruger, last seen opposite Liam Neeson in the hit action thriller Unknown, is best known for her portrayal of Dr. Abigail Chase in Walt Disney Pictures’ National Treasure franchise and as actress/spy Bridget von Hammersmark in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds.
The Host will be in theaters on March 29, 2013.