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Diane Kruger lined up to play The Seeker in The Host

According to a report by Deadline , Diane Kruger is in negotiations to join the movie adaptation of Stephenie Twilight Meyer's non- Twilight novel The Host .

She'll play The Seeker, a member of 'the souls' who have invaded Earth and taken control of the planet's inhabiting humans. She's none-too-happy that rebel human Melanie (Saoirse Ronan) is proving resistant to the influence of her assigned parasitic 'soul'.

Kruger joins Ronan, William Hurt and Max Irons in the movie, which will be written and directed by Andrew Niccol ( Gattaca - yay! In Time - not so much…)

Former model Kruger has thus far struck a nice balance between European fare and Hollywood blockbusters. She plays Marie Antoinette in Farewell, My Queen , which is scheduled to open the Berlin Film Festival in February.

The Host
will open on 29 March 2013.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.