Who is Jake Abel? You might know him from 'Percy Jackson,' 'I Am Number Four' and that episode of 'Grey's Anatomy' that he guested on, but if Deadline is correct, you'll soon know him as the next RPattz or Tay-tay Lauts. (New Taylor Lautner nickname: COINED!) Abel is apparently the frontrunner to co-star as Ian in 'The Host,' 'Twilight' author Stephenie Meyer's follow-up to the mega YA series. Andrew Niccol ('In Time') will write and direct the feature film version, which follows a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) who gets inhabited by an alien (also Ronan) and must choose between her boyfriend Jared (a role that Liam Hemsworth, among others, was reading for) and the duplicitous Ian (the role Abel would play). Deadline says negotiations with Abel could start shortly, FWIW. [Deadline]
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