Teresa Palmer (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Bedtime Stories) has been cast as Number Six in director D.J. Caruso’s (Eagle Eye, Disturbia) I Am Number Four. She’s joining Alex Pettyfer (Beastly) and Sharlto Copley (District 9) in the sci-fi adventure film that starts filming soon.
Set to get released on February 18, 2011, I Am Number Four is an adaptation of the upcoming young-adult science fiction book by Jobie Hughes and James Frey. The film is being produced by Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg and it was written by Al Gough and Miles Millar (Smallville).
The film is about nine earthbound aliens who escaped their planet just before it was annihilated by a rival species. Hiding out on Earth, disguised as human teenagers in high school, the title character discovers that he is being hunted by the enemy that destroyed his planet. Pettyfer plays the lead, Copley will play Pettyfer’s guardian and mentor, and I’ll guess Palmer the love interest.
With production gearing up, I’d imagine more casting announcements are immanent. More as we hear it.