from The Hollywood Reporter

Alex Pettyfer is ‘Number Four’



Pettyfer_alex_200Alex Pettyfer, the British-born actor making his American debut by starring in “Beastly,” has nabbed the lead role in “I Am Number Four,” DreamWorks’ adaptation of the upcoming young-adult science-fiction book by James Frey and Jobie Hughes.

“Four” revolves around a group of nine aliens who escaped their home planet just before it was annihilated by a rival species. Hiding out on Earth, the title character (Pettyfer) disguises himself as a human high schooler, only to discover that he is still being hunted by his planet’s enemy.

“Smallville” creators Al Gough and Miles Millar wrote the screenplay, adapting what HarperCollins Children’s Books, which published the book in the fall, plans on being a six-book series.

Michael Bay is producing with Steven Spielberg. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink exec produce along with David Valdes.

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