Chloe Moretz to star in Fifth Wave

Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz

Chloe Grace Moretz has signed on to take the lead role in sci-fi thriller 'The Fifth Wave'.

Chloe Grace Moretz is to star in 'The Fifth Wave'.

The 'Kick-Ass' actress will take on the lead role in the sci-fi thriller, which is set in the aftermath of a series of deadly alien attacks, The Wrap reports.

The evil extra-terrestrials have left Earth a darkened, doomed place following a number of invasions, and they roam the planet in near-human form picking off survivors.

Moretz will play Cassie Sullivan, a woman who sets out to rescue her brother and believes the safest way to do so is to travel alone - until she meets the mysterious Evan Walker, who could be her last hope.

The movie is based on a novel by Rick Yancy, which was published last year, and Susannah Grant is adapting the book into a screenplay.

When Sony purchased the rights to the story, they included his proposed three-book series, so the actress could also be set for a number of sequels.

The 17-year-old star has a number of movies awaiting release, including teen drama 'If I Stay', comedy 'Laggies', action adventure 'The Equalizer' opposite Denzel Washington, and the Gillian Flynn thriller 'Dark Places'.

The 5th Wave

  • 3 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 112 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: J. Blakeson
  • Cast: Chloe Grace Mortez, Susannah Grant, Liev Schreiber, Maika Monroe
  • UK release: 22 January 2016

When aliens wipe out most of life on Earth, ordinary high school gal Cassie (Moretz) is forced to get herself a big gun and fight for her life. Serviceable YA action film based on Rick Yancey's novel, with some laughably adolescent moments; still, Moretz is as watchable as ever.


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