Alex Pettyfer is in talks to star in DJ Caruso’s upcoming high-school aliens film I Am Number Four, based on the James Frey and Jobie Hughes novel of the same name that will be published in the fall. Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg will produce from a script by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, Variety confirms. The film is about nine aliens from a planet called Lorien attacked by another alien species, who flee to Earth. Pettyfer would presumably be playing John Smith, an extraterrestrial who heads to Paradise, Ohio to hide out from the alien attackers, who are still after him. Filmdrunk broke the story that DreamWorks is in negotiations with Pettyfer, who recently completed filming Beastly with Vanessa Hudgens and was last seen in Stormbreaker.