Heat Vision reports that “Glee” star Dianna Agron has landed the female romantic lead in DreamWorks’ I Am Number Four, based on 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 (Alex Pettyfer) discovers that he is being hunted by the enemy that blew up his planet.
Agron will play a girl dating a high school jock who falls for Number Four and becomes his confidante.
Teresa Palmer plays Number Six, while Sharlto 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.
D.J. Caruso is directing and 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.
Filming starts next month in Pittsburgh.