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Critics Circle Young British Performer of the Year

20 December 2011 10:08 AM, PST | ScreenTerrier | See recent ScreenTerrier news »

The London Critics’ Circle has announced the nominees for its 32nd  Film Awards, including five fantastic young actors all nominated for the Young British Performer of the year, and all previously featured on Screenterrier.

The five nominees for Young British Performer of the Year are:

19 year old John Boyega for his role as Moses in 'Attack the Block'. John has been out in the Us this year filming on Spike Lee's TV pilot Da Brick.

20 year old Jeremy Irvine  for his role in Steven Spielberg’s  'War Horse'. Jeremy will also star as Pip in next year's film adaptation of Great Expectations, and recently filmed Now Is Good alongside Dakota Fanning.

20 year old Yasmin Paige for her role as Jordana in 'Submarine'. Familiar to TV audiences for her roles in The Sarah Jane Adventures and Ballet Shoes, Yasmin starred alongside fellow nominee Craig Roberts »

- noreply@blogger.com (ScreenTerrier)

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Saoirse Ronan to Star in War Drama, How I Live Now

15 December 2011 3:00 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Hanna’s teen assassin Saoirse Ronan is a busy actress at the moment. The 17-year-old is headlining both the adaptation of Twilight novelist Stephenie Meyer’s The Host and Neil Jordan’s trip back to vampiredom, Byzantium.

Variety is reporting that she’s also signed on to star in fantasy wartime drama, How I Live Now. She’ll play the lead yet again, this time in the role of a young American girl on holiday in the UK who is caught up in a terrorist attack during World War III and separated from her family, whom she struggles to be reunited with.

Based on the award-winning young adult novel by Meg Rosoff, Kevin MacDonald has signed on to direct, with Jeremy Brock (his co-scribe on The Last King of Scotland) and Terry Gilliam-regular Tony Grisoni providing the script. »

- Adam Lowes

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Casting Bits: Jay Baruchel in ‘The Rebel Kind’, Saoirse Ronan in ‘How I Live Now’, Kaya Scodelario in ‘Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes’

14 December 2011 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] Jay Baruchel has built a nice career playing lovable nerds, but for his newest role he'll be transforming himself into a full-on rock star. The former Undeclared actor has signed on to star in The Rebel Kind, based on a memoir by John Armstrong. As frontman of The Modernettes, Armstrong -- or "Buck Cherry," as he was called then -- was at the heart of the rising Vancouver punk scene in the '80s. Reg Harkema (Monkey Warfare) has written the script and is set to direct, with Patrick Carroll, Andria Spring, and Kevin Eastwood producing. The Rebel Kind will shoot next fall in Vancouver. Baruchel will next star in the hockey comedy Goon, which he wrote with Evan Goldberg. [Variety [2]] After the jump, Atonement actress Saoirse Ronan revisits World War II -- this time as a New Yorker -- and Skins star Kaya Scodelario steps in for Rooney Mara. Saoirse Ronan »

- Angie Han

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Saoirse Ronan and Kevin Macdonald to Show Us ‘How I Live Now’

14 December 2011 3:05 PM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

Saoirse Ronan has been through a big couple of years, despite being such a young actress, the highlights of which have probably been her breakout performance in the period (time, not menstrual) thriller Atonement, and her starring role in Joe Wright’s slick assassin movie Hanna. Despite such lofty accomplishments, it’s starting to look like 2012 is going to be her biggest year yet. She’s currently filming a Neil Jordan movie called Byzantium, she co-stars in recent festival assassin flick called Violet & Daisy, and she’s also set to star in an adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s non-Twilight young adult novel The Host. Sounds like the girl has a busy schedule, but somehow she’s managed to squeeze another project in. Variety is reporting that the budding young starlet has now signed to head the next film by Kevin Macdonald (the guy who made The Last King of Scotland, not »

- Nathan Adams

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Saoirse Ronan Will Lead Kevin Macdonald's Indie 'How I Live Now'

14 December 2011 11:11 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

In the past four years, 17-year old actress Saoirse Ronan has enjoyed quite an interesting round of films from Atonement to Hanna, and even a great performance in the The Lovely Bones, even if the film itself left something to be desired. Currently Ronan is shooting Byzantium and will also star in the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's The Host, as well as the teenage assassin flick Violet & Daisy with Alexis Bledel. Now Variety has word that the actress has also signed for How I Live Now, an indie drama from Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland, The Eagle) based on Meg Rosoff's 2004 novel of the same name. Strangely enough, Ronan is also playing a character named Daisy in this adaptation of the story about a teenage girl from New York City who travels to England to spend the summer with family in the English countryside. When World »

- Ethan Anderton

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Saoirse Ronan Shows World 'How I Live Now'

14 December 2011 7:31 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

Saoirse Ronan has built herself a successful career by consistently choosing difficult, complex roles.

From her breakout performance as a guilt-riddled, life-ruining little girl in "Atonement" to a murdered teen watching her family from beyond the grave in "The Lovely Bones," Ronan has more heart-wrenching moments on film than many actors twice her age. She took an unique turn in the actioner, "Hanna," which recently earned her a Critics' Choice Movie Award nomination.

It looks like all that's going to change with her latest role, a lighthearted romp about what happens when fashion dolls wake up and take over a toy store. Just kidding! Her next movie's going to be a bummer too.

Variety reports that Ronan has signed on to star in Kevin Macdonald's WWII drama "How I Live Now," based on Meg Rosoff's novel of the same name.

Ronan will play Daisy, a young New Yorker »

- Sarah Crow

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Saoirse Ronan to Show How I Live Now

14 December 2011 7:20 AM, PST | kidspickflicks | See recent kidspickflicks news »

Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones) will star in the World War II era drama How I Live Now. Based on the 2004 novel of the same title, Ronan will play Daisy, a New York City teen who is visiting family in the English countryside when the second World War breaks out. She escapes into the woods along with a young girl named Piper where they hide out to survive. Kevin Macdonald (State of Play) will direct.

Ronan's other projects include Byzantium, Violet & Daisy (along with Alexis Bledel), and Stephenie Meyer-Andrew Niccol's The Host.

Source: Variety »

- tara@kidspickflicks.com (Tara the Mom)

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Saoirse Ronan Joins Indie "How I Now Live"

14 December 2011 6:56 AM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Variety reports that Saoirse Ronan will join the film adaptation of How I Now Live, based on the novel by Meg Rosoff.Variety had this to say about Ronan's character:"Ronan will play Daisy, a teenage girl from New York City who travels to England to spend the summer with family in the English countryside. When World War II breaks out and insurgents invade, Daisy and a younger girl named Piper must survive alone in the woods as they try to make it to safety."Ronan has been stacking up film projects lately. She is finishing up Neil Jordan's Byzantium and will next be seen in Violet and Daisy with Alexis Bledel. She will then star in the film adaptation of Staphenie Meyer's The Host.How I Now Live will be directed by Kevin Macdonald from a script by Jeremy Brock and Tony Grisoni.Source: Variety »

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Saoirse Ronan Set To Join ‘How I Live Now’

14 December 2011 5:24 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Hanna and The Lovely Bones rising star Saoirse Ronan is to join the cast as the lead in How I Live Now. The film will be based on the novel by Meg Rosoff and will be directed by The Last King Of Scotland’s Kevin McDonald. Ronan is currently filming Neil Jordan’s vampire thriller Byzantium with Gemma Arterton. The actress will also appear in the lead role of Stephenie Meyer’s adaptation of alien-invasion drama The Host, which is being written and directed by In Time’s Andrew Niccol.

The synopsis for How I Live Now is as follows:-

Fifteen-year-old Daisy is sent from Manhattan to England to visit her aunt and cousins she’s never met: three boys near her age, and their little sister. Her aunt goes away on business soon after Daisy arrives. The next day bombs go off as London is attacked and occupied by an unnamed enemy. »

- Craig Hunter

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Saoirse Ronan to Star in How I Live Now

14 December 2011 1:30 AM, PST | Filmofilia | See recent Filmofilia news »

The young actress Saoirse Ronan with the name difficult to pronounce for English speakers, but a strongly patriotic name full of recent Irish history, well, she is in talks to lead Kevin Macdonald‘s indie drama How I Live Now, which sees her having to make her way to safety through the English countryside. So, Macdonald, [...]

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- Nick Martin

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Hanna Star Saoirse Ronan to Star in World War II Drama How I Live Now

13 December 2011 6:38 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Young actress Saoirse Ronan is set to star in an adaptation of Meg Rosoff’s novel How I Live Now. Variety reports that The Last King of Scotland helmer Kevin Macdonald is onboard to direct, from a script by Jeremy Brock (The Last King of Scotland) and Tony Grisoni (best name ever). The period drama tells the story of Daisy, a teenage girl from New York City who travels to England in order to spend the summer with family. World War II breaks out and Daisy and another young girl find themselves attempting to survive alone in the woods as they search for safety. Ronan was fantastic in this year’s Hanna, and this role sounds like it’s right in her wheelhouse. The actress has been busy as of late, as she’s currently filming Neil Jordan’s Byzantium. Ronan is also set to star in Andrew Niccol’s »

- Adam Chitwood

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William Hurt May Join The Host

8 December 2011 8:20 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

William Hurt May Join The Host

Tweet The film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s sci-fi novel The Host, with a script penned by Andrew Niccol, has attracted some big name talent. Oscar-winning actor William Hurt may be joining the growing list of actors attached to the project. Those already signed on include Twilight‘s Max Irons, I Am Number Four‘s Jake Abel, and Saoirse Ronan.  [...]

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- Lindsay Sperling

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Casting News: William Hurt In Stephenie Meyer's The Host; Benjamin Bratt's No Snitch; Helen Mirren Marries Hitchcock

8 December 2011 7:42 AM, PST | Reelzchannel.com | See recent ReelzChannel news »

Twilight fans have to be lamenting that the franchise is coming to an end, but, luckily, there's another potential franchise to fill the void. The Host, based on Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's 2008 novel of the same name will start shooting next February and will be in theaters on March 29, 2013 — a mere four months after The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 hits theaters.

While still exploring the theme of romance, The Host abandons vampires for an unseen alien race called Souls, who have taken over most of humanity by inhabiting their bodies as hosts. Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) is one of the few remaining survivors, but is finally captured and is invaded by a Soul named the Wanderer, a.k.a. Wanda (also played by Ronan), who can't gain complete control of Melanie's mind. Ian (Jake Abel) falls for Wanda, who, as Melanie, is still in love with Jerad (the recently »

- Ryan Gowland

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Stephenie Meyer’s Host gets Big Hurt?

7 December 2011 1:48 PM, PST | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Stephenie Meyer’s Host gets Big Hurt?

Listen up Stephenie Meyer fans, because we have Huge casting news. As you know, Meyer’s Other book, the one that doesn’t have a thing to do with vampires, The Host, is soon to be a major motion picture. Saoirse Ronan of Hannah and The Lovely Bones will star in the dual roles of Melanie Stryder and Wanderer, the alien symbiont who tries to take over the young girl’s body. Now a major actor is circling the very important role of Melanie’s uncle.

Jeb is Melanie Stryder’s wily and wise uncle. He leads human survivors who hide underground in desert caves. He’s crucial to the book and therefor should be a major role in the film. EW reports that actor William Hurt is in negotiations now to portray Uncle Jeb.

Honestly, this is the best young adult novel »

- Sasha Nova

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Casting Bits: William Hurt in ‘The Host;’ Abbie Cornish in ‘Seven Psychopaths;’ Felicity Jones in ‘The Invisible Woman’

7 December 2011 9:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

William Hurt is the latest addition to The Host, the adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's sci-fi romance that will be directed by [1] Andrew Niccol (In Time, Gattaca). The actor is in talks to play Jeb, "eccentric uncle" to Saoirse Ronan's character Melanie. Ronan's character has her mind taken over by an alien intelligence called Wanderer as part of an invasion. But Melanie fights off Wanderer's dominance, and the girl's love for a boy named Jared (Max Irons) ends up infecting the alien. Jake Abel will play [2] another character named Ian, who has his own feelings for Wanderer. In addition to being Melanie's uncle, Jeb is a leader of the human resistance to the alien effort. The Host will be released [3] on March 29, 2013. [EW [4]] After the break,Abbie Cornish joins the new film from In Bruges director Martin McDonagh, and Felicity Jones will play a lover of Charles Dickens, »

- Russ Fischer

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William Hurt Joins 'The Host' With Saoirse Ronan

7 December 2011 6:45 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With 'The Twilight Saga' wrapping up next November with 'Breaking Dawn – Part 2,' Stephenie Meyer fans will no doubt be tweaking for more fantastically romantic/yet slightly scary cinematic adaptations of her work. They’re in for a treat because less than six months after the last ‘Twilight’ movie comes out, Meyer’s latest novel, “The Host,” comes to life on the big screen on March 29, 2013. The film tells the story of Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), a young woman whose brain becomes possessed by the soul of an alien. This is where Meyer gets people. Melanie can’t just have an alien inside of her, it has to be the soul of an alien.  William Hurt is in talks to join the project as Jeb, eccentric uncle to Melanie. “Jeb is one of the grizzled leaders of the human survivalists fighting the alien invasion,” explains EW who broke the news. »

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Oscar Winner William Hurt May Join the Cast of The Host

7 December 2011 6:00 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Last month, we reported that Max Irons (Vivaldi, Red Riding Hood) had joined the cast of the big screen adaptation of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer’s first adult novel, The Host, as the other male lead role of Jake. Exciting casting news continues on for this Andrew Niccol-directed film.

According to EW, Oscar winner William Hurt (The Incredible Hulk, Dark City) is in negotiations to join the cast in “the pivotal role of Jeb, eccentric uncle to Saoirse Ronan’s [character]. Jeb is one of the grizzled leaders of the human survivalists fighting the alien invasion.”

Synopsis:

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, »

- Lillian 'zenbitch' Standefer

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William Hurt Eyeing Role In Stephenie Meyer’s The Host

7 December 2011 5:23 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The always brilliant Oscar winning actor William Hurt is currently in negotiations to play a major role in the big-screen adaptation of the novel The Host by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. If a deal is struck, Hurt is expected to take the role of Jeb, the uncle of  the films main character Melanie Stryder and leader of the resistance fighting for survival against the alien onslaught that are able to inhabit the body and control their human victims.

The film has already cast The Lovely BonesSaoirse Ronan in the role of Melanie along with Max Irons (Red Riding Hood) and Jake Abel (I Am Number Four) as the familiar Meyer love triangle characters,  Jared and Ian. The Host will be directed by In Time and Gattaca director Andrew Niccol and is due for a release early 2013.

Source: Entertainment Weekly »

- Craig Hunter

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William Hurt in talks for Stephenie Meyer's 'The Host'

7 December 2011 12:32 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

William Hurt has entered talks for the adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's The Host. The actor is in line to play the role of Jeb in Andrew Niccol's adaptation of the Twilight author's first book outside of her bestselling series, reports Entertainment Weekly. The story centres on an invasion of aliens that possess the bodies of mankind. Saoirse Ronan has been cast in the starring role as Melanie Stryder, a freedom fighter who has been possessed by one of the (more) »

- By Hugh Armitage

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William Hurt in Talks to Join Stephenie Meyer’s ‘The Host’

6 December 2011 7:54 PM, PST | twilightersanonymous.com | See recent TwilightersAnonymous news »

It looks like another actor will be joining the cast of the movie adaptation for Stephenie Meyer’s The Host. William Hurt is in talks to play Jeb, the uncle to Melanie Stryder and one of the leaders of the human survivalist camp. Read more from EW.com below:

Oscar-winning actor William Hurt is in talks to join Andrew Niccol’s film adaptation of Stephenie Meyer’s sci-fi novel The Host, according to a source close to the production. Hurt would play the pivotal role of Jeb, eccentric uncle to Saoirse Ronan’s Melanie Stryder, whose brain is hijacked by the soul of an alien being known as Wanderer. Jeb is one of the grizzled leaders of the human survivalists fighting the alien invasion.

Read the full story at EW.com here.

(Thanks Noor!)

What do you think of William Hurt for Jeb? »

- Evie

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