Director Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) has started to fill the roles of his upcoming, modestly budgeted project, Not Safe for Work. He didn’t have to look much further than Captain America co-star, J.J. Feilds for one of the roles. Joining Feilds in the thriller, written by Adam Mason and Simon Boyes, will be Tom Gallop (The Bourne Ultimatum) and Emmy-winner Christian Clemenson (Boston Legal). The trio joins Max Minghella (The Social Network) who plays a young paralegal trapped at work with a killer on the loose in his office. Eloise Mumford (The River) will also star as Minghella’s girlfriend and coworker.
Variety reported on the casting additions for Not Safe for Work, a Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions project. Deadline is now reporting that Frances Fisher (Titanic) has joined The Host, alongside Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger and Jake Abel. The Host, a sci-fi departure for Meyer, follows Melanie (Ronan) and a small group of human survivors that have outlasted a plague of alien parasites. Fisher is expected to play Maggie Stryder, an aunt to Melanie and a sister to Uncle Jeb (William Hurt). Andrew Niccol (In Time) adapted and will direct The Host, which is filming principal photography in Louisiana and New Mexico. A wide release is expected on March 29th, 2013. Check out the synopsis from the book below (via Amazon):
Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of human hosts while leaving their bodies intact. Wanderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, didn’t expect to find its former tenant refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.
As Melanie fills Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of Jared, a human who still lives in hiding, Wanderer begins to yearn for a man she’s never met. Reluctant allies, Wanderer and Melanie set off to search for the man they both love.
Featuring one of the most unusual love triangles in literature, THE HOST is a riveting and unforgettable novel about the persistence of love and the essence of what it means to be human.