Jake Abel Is One Of “The Host” Male Leads

Jake Abel (“Percy Jackson,” “I Am Number Four”) has emerged as the frontrunner to play one of the two male lead roles in Andrew Niccol’s film adaptation of “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer’s “The Host” at Open Road reports Deadline.

Abel’s “The Lovely Bones” co-star Saoirse Ronan has already been cast in the lead female role. Abel was chosen from among a group of young thesps and is negotiating for the role of Ian.

Liam Hemsworth, Max Irons, Kit Harington and Jai Courtney are all still up for the other lead role of Jake.