YA Movie News: The 5th Wave Casting Announcement

June 27, 2014 Movies, Young Adult 1

the fifth wave bookRick Yancey’s YA book THE 5TH WAVE is one step closer to becoming a movie! Casting announcements were made today for some key roles.

In The 5th Wave, civilization as we know it has been wiped out by alien invaders in four devastating waves. I’m a casual sci-fi fan, but even I caught 5th Wave fever when I read it last spring. I compared the book to a summer popcorn movie then and hopefully that will soon be a reality.

Today the actors playing Evan Walker and Ben Parish (aka Zombie) were announced. Let’s check out the cast:

 Chloë Grace Moretz has already been announced as the lead, Cassie:

chloe grace moretz the 5th wave

Chloë Grace Moretz’s career is on fire and she’s landed plum roles in other book adaptations like this fall’s If I Stay and Dark Places.

Alex Roe joins the cast as Evan Walker:

alex roe evan walker the 5th wave

Alex Roe appeared in several British TV series and is also known for a German Horror film called The Calling.

And Nick Robinson rounds out the cast as Ben Parish (Zombie)

nick robinson as ben parish the 5th wave

Nick Robinson will soon be seen in Jurassic World and is also known for The Kings of Summer and Melissa & Joey.

 For the latest 5th Wave news follow along on social media:

Instagram: @5thmovie

Twitter: @5thWave

Facebook: Facebook.com/The5thWave

Will you be queuing up to see The 5th Wave? What do you think of the cast so far? 

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