EW is reporting that William Hurt is in talks to play Jeb in the upcoming film adaptation of The Host. Jeb is Melanie’s eccentric uncle who has such quotable lines as “My house, my rules.” Hurt is known for his work in such films as Tuck Everlasting, Children of a Lesser God, and Kiss of the Spider Woman for which he won an Academy Award. Hurt would join Jake Able, Max Irons, and Saoirse Ronan in the film which is set to be released March 29, 2013.
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