“Glee” star Dianna Agron has booked her first big movie role, landing the female lead in the sci-fi project “I Am Number Four.”
The DreamWorks film, based on a YA science-fiction novel by Jobie Hughes and James Frey, is about nine aliens who escape from their home planet just before it’s destroyed. The title character (played by “Beastly’s” Alex Pettyfer) disguises himself as a high school student.
Agron will play a fellow student who falls for Number Four, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s Heat Vision blog.
The cast also includes Sharlto Copley (“District 9,” “The A-Team”) and Teresa Palmer (“Bedtime Stories”). D.J. Caruso (“Disturbia”) is directing the film, which “Smallville” creators Al Gough and Miles Millar wrote. Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay are producers.
So, in other words, this is a huge get for Agron.
“I Am Number Four” is scheduled to begin filming in May and is currently scheduled for release sometime next year.
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