The Host

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Liam Hemsworth (Hunger Games), Thomas McDonell (Prom), Max Irons Testing for ‘The Host’

November 1, 2011
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Casting is underway yet again for The Host! Saoirse Ronan, star of The Lovely Bones, Hanna, and Oscar-Nominated for Atonement, will be playing Melanie / Wanderer, in the story where Wanderer, an alien, has taken over Melanie’s mind. The two central male characters are now being cast, according to Variety.

Testing for Jared: Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Jai Courtney (Spartacus: Blood and Sand), and Max Irons (Red Riding Hood). Testing for Ian: Dane DeHaan (In Treatment), Thomas McDonnell (Prom), Augustus Prew (The Borgias), and Jake Abel (The Lovely Bones).




Who do you think is the best choice for Jared, and who is best for Ian? Do you agree with the casting of Saoirse as Melanie & Wanderer?


Kimmy is a 21 year old nerdfighter who is the founder and editor-in-chief of Page to Premiere. When she's not writing about books and movies here or on her Hunger Games site called Mockingjay.net, she loves Tumblr-ing, eating sushi, drinking Thai iced tea, and being lazy with her cat Rue! She hopes to be a published author one day. You can follow her on Twitter at @kimmymary.


  • Rue

    Wow! i can’t believe they are going to actually be making this into a movie! i have been wondering if they would since years and years ago way before the first twilight movie even came out. i have to say i enjoy this book much much more than the Twilight novels. and i love that it is lesser known [:

  • Yanine

    ,mmmmmmm maybe they’ll work

  • kitkat

    NO Liam Hemsworth! We already got stuck with him in the “Hunger Games” movie!

  • http://meganlovesmusic.blogspot.com Megan

    It would be funny if Liam got the part of Jared because then he would be in The Hunger Games and The Host, which are 2 of my favorite books. And I think he’d fit Jared a lot better than he fits Gale.

  • Cassie

    I am so excited they are finally making this movie! I totally vote for Thomas Mcdonell and Max Irons!

  • http://theselittlewonderss.tumblr.com Numra

    I’ve never read this book but I do like Saoirse Ronan so I’ll prolly watch it for her.

  • Kaitlynne W

    Oooh, finally, more news about the Host!!

  • Linsey

    I think a lot of these guys don’t look old enough to be in their late 20s, which is how old Jared and Ian are. Some of them look like they are still teenagers.
    I’m thrilled that they are putting this on the big screen and I look forward to seeing how they interpret it. But I’m a little nervous about the casting. Saoirse, I was a little iffy about her at first, but that picture of her right there sets me a little more at ease. I think she could be good. Just my humble opinion. I love this book and I’m hoping they do it the justice that it deserves.

  • Ellie

    I’d love Max Irons as Jared and Thomas McDonell as Ian!

  • Christina B

    Finally news coming about the Host movie. The book is so great I am so #TeamIan over the whole Edward /Jacob thing. I mean a great normal human with outstanding qualities whats not to love? Not that I dont love E & J but I am an Ian fan all the way!!!

  • http://www.bookpurring.com Book Purring

    Max Irons for Ian not Jared lol

  • Rita

    Saoirse as Melanie & Wanderer is perfect. She is beautiful, talented and her eyes give her that eerie quality.

    Cant wait to see the movie, I so love the book!!! I like the feel of it, eerie and hopedfull at the same time

  • Rae

    All of those are good choices in my opinion

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