Sharlto Copley Is One of ‘Four’

  Sharlto Copley Is One of ‘Four’

Sharlto CopleyDistrict 9‘s Sharlto Copley is in talks to star in I Am Number Four, the Heat Vision blog reports.

DreamWorks is adapting the upcoming young-adult science fiction book by James Frey and Jobie Hughes. Copley would star alongside Alex Pettyfer in the title role of Four.

Pettyfer’s character is one of nine aliens who escape their home planet before its annihilation by a rival species and hide out on Earth disguised as human high school students.

Copley is playing a man who hailed from the alien world’s serving class but now is Four’s adult guardian and mentor.

Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar wrote the screenplay, HV notes. 

D.J. Caruso is directing and Michael Bay is producing with Steven Spielberg. Chris Bender and J.C. Spink are executive producing with David Valdes.