Casting Call: ‘Glee’ Star Dianna Agron — A Perfect ‘Four’
First Published: April 30, 2010 5:41 PM EDT Credit: Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Dianna Agron is stepping out of the “Glee” club and heading for the big screen.
Agron, who plays preggers Cheerio-turned-“Glee” clubber Quinn Fabray on the hit FOX show, has been cast in the teen sci-fi film “I Am Number Four,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, based on the novel by James Frey and Jobie Hughes, follows a group of nine alien teenagers, who escape the destruction of their home planet, only to be hunted on Earth by a hostile species.
Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg are on board as producers of the film, while D.J. Caruso (“Eagle Eye,” “Disturbia”) will direct the project, which is slated to hit theaters in February 2011.
British heartthrob Alex Pettyfer, who stars opposite Vanessa Hudgens in the upcoming “Beastly,” will play the lead character, Number Four.
Agron has been cast as a high school student who falls for Four.
Also in the cast is “District 9” breakout star Sharlto Copley, who will play Four’s mentor.
It’s the first big studio film for Agron, who turned 24 on Friday.
However, she’s not the only “Glee” star taking his or her talents to the big screen. As previously reported on AccessHollywood.com, Cory Monteith will star in the teen rom-com “Monte Carlo,” alongside Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester and Katie Cassidy.
In addition, “Glee” star Jayma Mays is playing the wife of Neil Patrick Harris (who will make a cameo on the FOX show this season) in the upcoming big screen live-action “The Smurfs,” which just started principal photography in New York City.
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