Sunday, March 22, 2015

The 5th Wave

Following in the footsteps of Jamie Blackley , and starring opposite Chloe Moretz as her love interest in a new film adaptation of a young-adult novel, is another young British actor Alex Roe.

24 year old Alex plays Evan Walker in The 5th Wave, which has recently wrapped filming. Alex (represented in the UK by AIM), started acting as a child when he landed the lead role of Jay in one of CITV's last original drama series The Fugitives. and went on to star in the second and third series BBC Switch's popular teen drama The Cut. He has recently filmed a couple of American pilots including ABC Family's tennis drama Unstrung.

Directed by The Disappearance of Alice Creed's J Blakeson, with a script by Susannah Grant adapted from Rick Yancy’s novel, The 5th Wave is set in the aftermath of a series of deadly alien attacks on the Earth. The evil extra-terrestrials have been slowly winnowing down defences with a series of attacks that leave our planet a darkened, doomed place where its new conquerors roam in near-human form, picking off survivors.

Chloe Moretz plays 16 year old Cassie Sullivan, a young woman hoping to rescue her brother who figures that her safest bet is to travel alone. Until, that is, she meets the beguiling Evan Walker, who could very well be her last hope. But can she trust him?

Alex has also just been cast as the male lead in Paramount’s Rings, the third installment the horror franchise based on the popular Japanese horror film Ringu, remade in 2002 as The Ring.

The 5th Wave is due to be released in January 2016 and could be the first in a new Young Adult franchise.

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