Chloe Grace Moretz will lead the cast of the movie adaptation of Rick Yancey's bestseller The 5Th Wave. The Kick-Ass star, who is currently receiving rave reviews for her role in The Library on Broadway, will portray Cassie in the apocalyptic thriller, which will be directed by J Blakeson and co-produced by movie mogul Graham King and Tobey Maguire, among others.
Announcing the casting news on Wednesday (16Apr14), another producer, Hannah Minghella, says, "Chloe is the perfect Cassie and we're excited to be building this movie around her. "She's a phenomenal actress and embodies the heart, strength and determination that make Cassie such a compelling character. J Blakeson's vision for the film is smart, edgy and faithful to the book, and will launch the franchise in a fresh and dynamic way."