Kyle O’Shea and Jamie Stryder Almost Cast for The Host

According to Variety:

Chandler Canterbury and Boyd Holbrook are in final negotiations to round out the cast of Open Road Films’ “The Host,” an adaptation of “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer’s popular sci-fi novel.

Canterbury will play Ronan’s younger brother, who she goes on an arduous journey to find, while Holbrook will play Abel’s macho brother.< He (Canterbury) has appeared in David Fincher's "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and Alex Proyas' "Knowing," and will soon be seen in D.J. Caruso's "The Goats," as well as the indie "Plastic Jesus." Holbrook, who recently played Kevin Costner's son in History Channel's "Hatfields & McCoys," has appeared in Gus Van Sant's "Milk" and Vera Farmiga's "Higher Ground."

Although the variety article does not mention the parts by name, anyone who has read the book knows that they are obviously referring to the parts of Jamie (Melanie’s brother) and Kyle (Ian’s brother)


  1. The kid for Jamie is really cute

  2. mtv movie brawl. After the opponent’s fans talk so many bad things about Twilight, I hope that the real “Twilight” fans vote for “Cosmopolis”

  3. Chela Madison says

    They look great =). The kid who plays Jaime looks younger than I had in my head while reading, but I remember the interview where Stephenie said that since Melaine/Wanderer is going to be played by a younger actress the whole cast is going to be younger. So I understand, and the choice makes sense!

    • Yeah, isn’t Jaime supposed to be in his early teens? I thought he was supposed to be between like 13-15 years old?

      • You’re exactly right. Jamie is 13 in Melanie / Wander’s first memories, and she says she just missed his 14th birthday when she is reunited with him. The book also talks about how she and Jamie are tan – a tan that doesn’t fade from lack of sun. When I was reading, I actually pictured Jamie as Boo Boo Stewart (Seth in the Twilight movies),

    • How young are they casting Melanie / Wanderer? She is 20 in the book.

  4. NinjaWalkerKiller says

    Oh thank god I thought chandler Riggs from AMC’s the walking dead was going to play jamie! Ahhh that wouldn’t be good I think of Riggs as Carl now

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