Saoirse Ronan Joins Meyer’s “The Host”

Saoirse Ronan (“Atonement,” “Hanna”) is set to star in “The Host”, the film adaptation of the bestselling novel by “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer reports Deadline.

Meyer’s novel is a love story set in the near future on Earth, which has been assimilated by an alien species of benevolent parasites that call themselves “Souls.”

One such soul, the Wanderer, is fused with a dying human named Melanie Stryder, in an attempt to locate the last pocket of surviving humans on Earth. Ronan is expected to play both Melanie and the Wanderer.

Andrew Niccol (“Gattaca,” “The Cross”) has penned the script though his previously attached status as director remains uncertain. Nick Wechsler, Steve and Paula Mae Schwartz are producing.