Aussie actress Teresa Palmer (“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” “Mad Max: Fury Road”) has signed to star in “I Am Number Four” for DreamWorks Pictures says Heat Vision.
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 (Alex Pettyfer) soon learns the enemy alien race that caused them to abandon their home planet are still hunting them.
Palmer will play Number Six. Sharlto Copley recently signed on to play the adult guardian and mentor to Number Four.
D.J. Caruso directs from a script by Al Gough and Miles Millar. Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg are producing.
‘Four’ is scheduled to hit theaters on February 18th 2011.