EXCLUSIVE: Fisher will star in the sic-fi feature written by Twilight author Stephenie Meyer. Fisher joins Diane Kruger, Saoirse Ronan and Jake Abel in the cast and will play Maggie, a stern aunt to Melanie (Ronan) and sister to Uncle Jeb (William Hurt). They are among the few human survivors of a parasitic alien species called the Souls which have plagued Earth. Andrew Niccol will direct from an adaptation first written by Meyer. Principal photography is scheduled to begin this month in Louisiana and New Mexico, and a wide release is set for March 29, 2013. Fisher is best known for her roles in Titanic, Unforgiven, The Lincoln Lawyer, and In The Valley Of Elah. She is repped by Greene & Associates and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management.
Frances Fisher Joins Cast Of 'The Host'
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