The Hollywood Reporter was the first to break the news that Sony’s The 5th Wave, the adaptation of Rick Yancey’s popular YA novel, is rounding out the cast ahead, adding Sons of Anarchy star Maggie Siff and Hart of Dixie actress Talitha Bateman.
Chloe Grace Moretz will be starring in the film as Cassie, a teen girl who is one of the human survivors after four waves of increasingly deadly attacks left most of Earth decimated. She’s on a mission to rescue her younger brother Sammy, while also trying to prepare for inevitable and lethal fifth wave of attacks by the aliens.
Siff will play Cassie and Sammy’s mother Lisa, who suffers terribly when the third wave releases a plague on Earth. Bateman will play Teacup, a young girl who is also in the child army where Sammy is being held.
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