Miley Cyrus' actor boyfriend Liam Hemsworth is among the favourites on director Andrew Niccol's wish list to lead the cast in a new adaption of one of Twilight author Stephenie Meyer's books.
The Aussie will fight it out with Kit Harington and Max Irons for the role of Saoirse Ronan's boyfriend, Jared, in The Host.
Meyer's sci-fi tale chronicles Melanie Stryder's (Ronan) battle with an alien who takes over her body.
Ronan's The Lovely Bones co-star Jake Abel will test for the role of villain Ian in the film, according to Variety.