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Diane Kruger set to play The Seeker in Andrew Niccol's alien flick The Host

01.20.2012by: Jake Dee

Andrew Niccol seems to get it...if you're going to toil in Hollywood, why not surround yourself with the finest beauties in the biz?

After working with Amanda Seyfried and Olivia Wilde on IN TIME, Niccol has just given one of the female lead roles in his new alien-flick THE HOST to the stunning Diane Kruger (pictured). The gorgeous German will star alongside Saoirse Ronan, Jake Abel, Max Irons and possibly William Hurt.

Word from Deadline is Kruger will play The Seeker, who is charged with overseeing the conversion of a young rebel soldier (Ronan) whose consciousness has been infiltrated by Wanderer, a soul that has taken control of bodies and minds but who is daunted by the young human’s spirit — and obsessed with the memories of her boyfriend and her brother — and sets out to track them down. The Seeker pursues her, knowing that the conversion of the rebel will lead to the discovery and eradication of the rebel movement.

Adapted from Stephenie Meyer's novel:

Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact and continue their lives apparently unchanged. Most of humanity has succumbed.

When Melanie, one of the few remaining "wild" humans is captured, she is certain it is her end. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, was warned about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the glut of senses, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Wanderer probes Melanie's thoughts, hoping to discover the whereabouts of the remaining human resistance. Instead, Melanie fills Wanderer's mind with visions of the man Melanie loves—Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she has been tasked with exposing. When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

THE HOST comes out March 29, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: How much interest in THE HOST do you have? Does the inclusion of Kruger help?
Source: Deadline

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