DISTRICT 9′s Sharlto Copley in Talks to Lead I AM NUMBER FOUR

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Sharlto Copley, who made one of the all-time best acting debuts with his performance in Neill Blomkamp’s Oscar-nominated District 9, in talks to star in the sci-fi flick I Am Number Four.  Based off the young-adult science fiction book by James Frey and Jobie Hughes, the film is about Four (played by Beastly‘s Alex Pettyfer), one of nine aliens who escape their home planet before its annihilation by a rival species and hide out on Earth disguised as human high schoolers.  According to Heat Vision, Copley will play, “a man who hailed from the alien world’s serving class but now is the title character’s adult guardian and mentor.”

The script is by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar and comes from a planned six-book series to be introduced this fall.  D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye) is attached to direct and Steven Spielberg will produce the film with Michael Bay.  Copley will next be seen this summer in Joe Carnahan’s adaptation of The A-Team.




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  • MCd_lyte

    I cant not wait to see if this actors acting was just a fluke. A-Team looks kind of suck to me… maybe not you. But this story sounds very interesting and we already know he kicks so much ass with alien storys. Hopefully so many humans explode from the very start instead of having to wait an hour like District 9.

    http://j.mp/bPbeT5

  • MCd_lyte

    I cant not wait to see if this actors acting was just a fluke. A-Team looks kind of suck to me… maybe not you. But this story sounds very interesting and we already know he kicks so much ass with alien storys. Hopefully so many humans explode from the very start instead of having to wait an hour like District 9.

    http://j.mp/bPbeT5

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