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Red carpet is rolled out for the premiere of "The Host"

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 - 01:30

mar. 20 - Best-selling author Stephenie Meyer's ''The Host'' premieres in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (March 19). John Russell reports.

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Best-selling author Stephenie Meyer joined stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and Diane Kruger in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (March 19) for the premiere of "The Host." Directed by Andrew Niccol, who also wrote the screenplay, the highly anticipated film is the next epic love story from Meyer, the creator of the "Twilight Saga." The sci-fi, romance film tells the story of an unseen enemy that threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories. Saoirse Ronan plays Melanie Stryder, who will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about - Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt), proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world. Ronan explained that she had no concerns about taking on the role, despite the shadow cast by the "Twilight" franchise. "When I really decided to do it, it was solely based on the script and the character and the people involved and that kind of stuff. I was certainly aware that there would be a lot of attention around us. For me, it was fine and it was very much about the story." Meyer, who told Reuters that she very much wanted Ronan for the lead, hopes her "Twilight" fans keep an open mind about the new film. "I'm not sure, I think if they go into it wanting a repeat of "Twilight" they probably will not be thrilled. It is a very different kind of story. I think if they are willing to go onto a new ride with me and try out something a little different then I think they will really like it. I think there is a lot more to this story, I think this a fuller story." "The Host" opens on March 29.

Red carpet is rolled out for the premiere of "The Host"

Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013 - 01:30

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