By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders, Variety
While I would first think that a "teen alien pic" sounded lame, it does have both Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg behind it; so at least I'm listening. On the hunt for the lead character, DreamWorks Studios is looking to Alex Pettyfer to star.
Alex Pettyfer in Talks for I Am Number Four
Directed by D.J. Caruso off a script by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, I Am Number Four revolves around a group of nine Earthbound aliens who escaped their planet just before it was destroyed by a rival species. The group hide out on Earth, disguised as teenagers. The title character (Pettyfer) soon discovers, however, that he is still being hunted by his enemy.
If the story sounds too good, you may not have to wait for the film. The source book by James Frey and Jobie Hughes set to be published in the fall.