She joins Alex Pettyfer and Sharlto Copley in director D.J. Caruso’s adaptation of the upcoming young-adult sci-fi book by James Frey and Jobie Hughes.
The story is about a group of nine earthbound alien teens who escaped their planet just before it was destroyed by a hostile species. While the high school-aged kids assimilate, the title character (Pettyfer) discovers that he is being hunted by the enemy that blew up his planet.
Palmer will play Number Six, while Copley is playing a man who hailed from the alien world’s serving class but now is the title character’s adult guardian and mentor.
Michael Bay is producing with Steven Spielberg. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are executive producing with David Valdes. Al Gough and Miles Millar wrote the screenplay.
I Am Number Four is scheduled for a release on February 18, 2011.