Durand, McAuliffe Join “Number Four” Cast

Kevin Durand (“Lost,” X-Men Origins: Wolverine) and Aussie actor Callan McAuliffe (“Dlipped,” “Packed to the Rafters”) have joined the cast of DreamWorks’ “I Am Number Four” reports FilmDrunk.

Based on the novel series by James Frey and Jobie Hughes, the story follows nine aliens who flee to Earth disguised as teenagers. The titular character, now disguised as a human high schooler (Alex Pettyfer), soon learns the enemy alien race that caused them to abandon their home planet are still hunting them.

Durand plays The Commander who is hunting the aliens, McAuliffe plays Number Four’s best friend. Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer and Sharlto Copley also star.

D.J. Caruso directs from a script by Al Gough and Miles Millar. Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg are producing. Filming kicks off this month in Pittsburgh for release next February.