Chloë Grace Moretz To Star In Big Screen Adaptation Of The Fifth Wave
Young adult science fiction and Chloë Grace Moretz. An actress and a genre that have both been on the receiving end of a significant uptick in prominence over the last few years. Now, it looks like the two will be coming together as The Wrap reports that the 17 year old actress has signed to play the lead role in the big screen adaptation of Rick Yancey's extraterrestrial thriller, The Fifth Wave.
Yancey's novel received rave reviews when it was released in 2013, and Graham King's GK Films, with the help of Sony Pictures, wasted no time in snapping up the rights and attaching Tobey Maguire as Producer. Set in the wake of a devastating series of alien invasions, The Fifth Wave depicts an Earth in which the human populace has been decimated. Moretz will be playing the tale's young heroine, Cassie, who after losing her parents in earlier waves, sets off on a mission to find her younger brother. Cassie's journey takes her on a violent path across a landscape in the midst of The Fifth and most brutal wave of alien terror.
Moretz's rise to prominence over the last few years has been close to meteoric. The 17 year-old's turns in the likes of Kick-Ass, Carrie and Let Me In, have helped her become one of THE up and coming stars in Hollywood and she's even turning her hand onto the Broadway stage in Steven Soderbegh's The Library. This latest signing sees Moretz add to her list of future big screen appearances, a list which already includes a role alongside Christina Hendricks and Charlize Theron in 'Dark Places' and four other roles set for release this year alone.
GK films have worked with Moretz on a number of occasions in the past having helped produce the likes of Dark Shadows and Hugo.