Chloe Moretz Gets Her Own Young Adult Project with 'The 5th Wave'

April 11, 2014
Source: The Wrap

The 5th Wave / Chloe Moretz

Now that Jennifer Lawrence and Shailene Woodley have their own young adult franchises, it's time for an equally talented young actress to get her own as well. The Wrap has learned that Sony Pictures has landed Chloe Moretz (Carrie, Let Me In, Kick-Ass) to lead The 5th Wave, based on Rick Yancey's popular young adult novel of the same name. The book is the first in a young adult trilogy (of course) about Cassie Sullivan, who survives four waves of deadly attacks of human-looking aliens against Earth. On the run to save her younger brother, she meets a mysterious young man who may become her final hope to survive. Read on!

With beings that only look human, this sounds a bit cheap, almost like The Host, but the book has proven to be popular since being published in May of 2013. Before that GK Films preemptively purchased the rights to the project in March of 2012 when it was just a proposal for a young adult trilogy. J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) is directing from a script by Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich), and hopefully Moretz's talent can make another young adult, sci-fi adaptation worth watching. We just hope it's better than The Host, and more on par with something like The Hunger Games. Interested?

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Interesting! Did I mentioned, that she is.. oh.. she is very young. Anyway! I think she will be a very "big player" in hollywood in a few years. She's great!

Florian on Apr 11, 2014


Congrats to Chloe. She deserves a big franchise to propel her career forward but this one does indeed sound kind of cheap.

CptHero on Apr 11, 2014


Her publicist needs to settle on Chloe Moretz or Chloe Grace Moretz. Two names is better than three.

DAVIDPD on Apr 11, 2014



OfficialJab on Apr 11, 2014


I read the book, and it had some good ideas and was decently written, but I felt that it had a lot of problems as well. It methodically checks off the boxes: dystopian society: check, strong heroine: check, unlikely romance: check. It's this romance that pretty much kills it for me. One minute the heroine is a pragmatice alien-butt-kicking bada**, and the next she is fawning goo over her savior. You want to read 'real' relationships in a dystopian setting, read 'All Our Yesterdays' by Cristin Terrill. She nails character and the complexities of relationships among youth, especially under life or death situations, in a very convincing way.

fazha on Apr 11, 2014


While Lawrence and Woodley are the only young actresses to have franchises I find it funny that soon all young actresses have tried YA. Lily Collins and Saoirse Ronan did and Hailee Steinfenld was in Enders Game. Emma Watson not only was in Harry Potter but will probably star in Queen of Tearling. And if the young actresses are not doing YA they are doing fairytale adaptions. So I have been waiting that Chloe will be making one or the other. But I would probably had her do Little Mermaid that this. But probably Saoirse will be cast as Little Mermaid.

Chinoiserie on Apr 12, 2014


I love Chloe, but to say she is equally talented as Jennifer Lawrence is ridicolous and makes a disfavor to her, even the Shailene Woodley comparison is bad for her, c'mon dude we're talking a 3 times Oscar nominated actress

Eduardo Sodre Junior on Apr 12, 2014

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