Deadline New York got the exclusive today on the first actor officially cast in The Host. Saoirse Ronan will play Melanie Stryder, the main character in The Host. Ronan has most recently starred in Hanna, The Way Back, and The Lovely Bones. She became a household name after starring in Atonement and getting a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her role. She was also recently cast in The Hobbit. Ronan just turned 17 years old.
It should be noted that no one has yet been announced to voice Wanderer or star as Pet. Our Cast This post could not have been more perfectly timed. And no one thought Saoirse Ronan would be a good Melanie in a previous Cast This post.
What do you guys think about this casting decision?