Chloe Grace Moretz Lands Lead Role in ‘The 5th Wave’

More exciting news was announced today for Chloe Grace Moretz fans!

Rumors have been swirling that the 17-year-old would take on the lead role in The 5th Wave and now the news has been officially confirmed.

The movie is based on the first novel in Rick Yancey’s trilogy. In this tense thriller, four waves of increasingly deadly attacks have left most of Earth decimated. Against a backdrop of fear and distrust, 16-year-old Cassie is on the run, desperately trying to save her younger brother. As she prepares for the inevitable and lethal 5th wave, Cassie meets a young man who may become her final hope.

Hannah Minghella, president of Production for the studio, helped announce the news and said “Chloe is the perfect Cassie and we’re excited to be building this movie around her. It’s been a great experience working with Chloe on several films, most recently The Equalizer. She’s a phenomenal actress and embodies the heart, strength and determination that make Cassie such a compelling character. J Blakeson’s vision for the film is smart, edgy and faithful to the book, and will launch the franchise in a fresh and dynamic way.”

Author Rick Yancey echoed the sentiment tweeting, “Very happy to confirm the rumors. Also could not be happier with the choice. Perfect!”

We are so excited to see Chloe in this role, but until then, watch her in the new trailer for If I Stay HERE.