Max Irons Makes For a Good 'Host'

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The final point of an intergalactic love triangle (or rectangle, rather... we'll get to that later) has been found.

Max Irons will be complicating an already very complicated science fiction romance even more as he's joined the cast of "The Host," according to Inside Movies.

"The Host" is based on Stephanie Meyer's only non-"Twilight" work to date and tells the tale of Melanie Stryder (Saoirse Ronan), a woman who shares her body with an alien force known as Wanderer.

Jake Abel has already been cast as Ian, the young man who's in love with Wanderer, even though the entity is inside Melanie's body. Irons will be playing the role of Jared Howe, with whom Melanie (not Wanderer) is in love.

For those who haven't read the book, this will all probably make more sense once you see it.

Max Irons, who happens to be the son of "Die Hard with a Vengeance" villain Jeremy Irons, was last seen in "Red Riding Hood" and also appeared as Lucius in "Dorian Gray." He's set to play Antonio Vivaldi in "Vivaldi," the biopic about the 18th-century priest who became the music teacher at a school for the illegitimate daughters of Venice's courtesans.

"The Host" will begin shooting in February under the direction of Andrew Niccol ("In Time") with a look toward a March 29, 2013 release date.