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Jake Abel to “I Am Number Four”

from MTV News

EXCLUSIVE: ‘I Am Number Four’ Gets ‘Percy Jackson’ Star Jake Abel

Posted 2 hrs ago by Adam Rosenberg in News


I Am Number Four” is an intriguing project for a number of reasons. It’s an adaptation of a a young adult novel co-written by James Frey, controversial author of “A Million Little Pieces.” Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg are producing it. On top of all that, the still-growing cast includes Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer and Kevin Durand. Now MTV has learned that one more has joined the cast: “Percy Jackson” star Jake Abel.

The story follows nine aliens who survive the destruction of their homeworld at the hands of a rival race. The group flees to Earth, where they proceed to blend in among the human populace. Trouble starts when the enemy pursues the fugitive aliens to their hiding place. Pettyfer stars as the titular Number Four, who poses as a high school student. Abel confirmed to MTV that he’ll play one of Pettyfer’s social rivals.

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Posted on May 25, 2010 by Editor

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