William Hurt In Talks For “The Host”

William Hurt is in talks to join Andrew Niccol’s film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s sci-fi novel “The Host” reports EW.

Hurt would play the pivotal role of Jeb, an eccentric uncle to Saoirse Ronan’s Melanie Stryder whose brain is hijacked by the soul of an alien being known as Wanderer.

Jeb is one of the grizzled leaders of the human survivalists fighting the alien invasion. Shooting kicks off early next year in Louisiana and New Mexico.