Saoirse Ronan to star in Andrew Niccol’s The Host

Saoirse Ronan is a busy girl. Only yesterday it was announced that she was teaming up with Neil Jordan, today she’s joining Andrew Niccol for his adaptation of Twilight author’s Stephanie Meyer’s The Host.

The film takes place on an alternate Earth, where soul-stealing aliens have taken over. Ronan will play Melanie Stryder, a human whose inhabiting alien has been unable to completely take over her body.

Director Niccol is also penning the script, and having written and directed Lord of War and Gattaca he’s got form.

The Host will begin filming later this year for an expected 2012 release.

Source: THR