Chloe Moretz is in negotiations with Sony, GK Films, and Material Pictures to star in the adaptation of the bestselling novel The 5th Wave, the first book in a planned trilogy by Rick Yancey. J. Blakeson is set to direct from a screenplay by Susannah Grant. Graham King will produce with GK Films along with Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe for Material Pictures. The thriller centers on 16-year-old Cassie, who’s on the run after fave waves of increasingly deadly attacks that have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal fifth wave, she meets a young man who may become her final hope. Andrea Giannetti brought the project to Sony Pictures and will oversee for the studio with Hannah Minghella. WME-repped Moretz will next be seen opposite Denzel Washington in The Equalizer and R.J. Cutler-helmed If I Stay.