The UK acting invasion continues apace this week, with the latest British sensation, Alex Pettyfer, making his case for Pattinson-esque idolatry in I Am Number Four, a sci-fi action drama in which he plays a teenage alien whose special powers are of little help when it comes to managing the challenges of high school, with its concomitant awkwardness and angst. The film, directed by D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia), evokes shades of Twilight, TV’s Smallville, and a Michael Bay blockbuster. (Bay served as a producer on the film.) And it stars one of the girls from Glee (Dianna Agron), a series I’ve yet to see but which I’m assured is quite good. Honestly people, what more could you possibly want in a film?
In an exclusive interview, Pettyfer and Caruso discussed how their film differs from other aliens-among-us flicks, the ethics of using superpowers to get girls, and what it’s like to have Michael Bay as a producer: