Diane Kruger Joining Stephenie Meyer Adaptation The Host

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National Treasure and Inglourious Basterds star Diane Kruger is joining the cast of writer/director Andrew Niccol’s The Host, reports Deadline. The Open Road Films project is based on the 2008 novel by “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer which is described as follows:

“The Host” is a riveting story about the survival of love and the human spirit in a time of war. Our world has been invaded by an unseen enemy. Humans become hosts for these invaders, their minds taken over while their bodies remain intact. 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.

When outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off on a dangerous and uncertain search for the man they both love.

Kruger will play The Seeker in the film, starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and Jake Abel. The suspense thriller is expected to hit theaters on March 29, 2013.

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