Based on author Rick Yancey's novel series, the story follows 16-year-old Cassie (Chloë Grace Moretz) as one of the last humans on earth after four devastating waves of alien attacks, and she’s determined to get her little brother Sammy ( Zackary Arthur) back.
Nick Robinson ("Jurassic World") plays Ben Parish, a.k.a. “Zombie", who Cassie previously had a crush on in school, but is now a ruthless paramilitary leader with numerous alien kills under his belt. Robinson beat out Tye Sheridan ("Mud") and newcomer Mitchell Hope for the role.
Ron Livingston will play Cassie's Dad, Oliver. He's an important part of Cassie's life, and tries his best to protect her during the deadly alien attacks.
Newcomer Alex Roe (“The Calling") has also joined the cast as Evan, who may hold the key to defeating the extraterrestrial scourge. Ray Donovan star Liev Schreiber will play Vosch, a high-ranking military official.
Former Sons of Anarchy star Maggie Siff will play Cassie and Sammy's mother, Lisa, who suffers terribly when the third wave releases a plague on Earth. Hart of Dixie co-star Talitha Bateman will play Teacup, a young girl who is also in the child army where Sammy is being held.
Filmmaker J Blakeson ("The Disappearance Of Alice Creed") will direct using Susannah Grant's adapted script.
Tobey Maguire, Graham King, Tim Headington, Denis O'Sullivan and Matt Plouffe are producing.
The studio hopes the pic will serve as a potential franchise launcher.
Sony Pictures will release the film on January 29th 2016.
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