Casting: Host, Bigelow, Work, Woman

The Host
Frances Fisher (“Titanic,” “The Lincoln Lawyer”) will star in Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi feature “The Host” based on the book by “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer.

Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel and William Hurt star in the story of a few human survivors of a parasitic alien species called the Souls which have plagued Earth. [Source: Deadline]

Untitled Bigelow bin Laden Film
Lebanese actor Fares Fares (“Sage House,” Snabba Cash”) has been cast in Kathryn Bigelow’s forthcoming film about Navy SEAL Team Six’s take-down of terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden for Annapurna Pictures.

It is not known what role Fares will play, though he is said to be “a good guy.” [Source: Risky Biz Blog]

Not Safe for Work
JJ Feild (“Centurion”), Tom Gallop (“The Bourne Identity”) and Christian Clemenson (“CSI: Miami”) have joined the cast of the low-budget thriller “Not Safe for Work” at Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions.

The story follows a young paralegal (Max Minghella) trapped in an office with a killer on a secret mission to destroy files and anyone that stands in his path. [Source: Variety]

The Invisible Woman
Tom Hollander (“Hanna,” “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”) has joined the Ralph Fiennes-directed adaptation of Claire Tomalin’s “The Invisible Woman” which Abi Morgan (“Shame”) is penning.

The story deals with the romance between Charles Dickens (Fiennes) and Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones). Hollander will play fellow novelist Wilkie Collins who was instrumental in their meeting. Shooting kicks off in April. [Source: The Daily Mail]