Teresa Palmer and Dianna Agron have a new movie releasing next month (February 2011); I am Number 4 also featuring Alex Pettyfer, and Timothy Olyphant, directed by DJ Caruso.
“I Am Number Four” is a suspense thriller about an extraordinary young man, John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), who is a fugitive on the run from ruthless enemies sent to destroy him. Changing his identity, moving from town to town with his guardian Henri (Timothy Olyphant), John is always the new kid with no ties to his past. In the small Ohio town he now calls home, John encounters unexpected, life-Ââ€changing eventsâ€”his first love (Dianna Agron), powerful new abilities and a connection to the others who share his incredible destiny.
Director DJ Caruso was looking for someone very special to play the role of Number Six. She needed to be able to take on the intense stunt work that was required of the character. Enter our very own Teresa Palmer (“Bedtime Stories,” “Grudge 2,” “Sorcerer\’s Apprentice”).
“Number Six is a really powerful, dark, mysterious character,” says Caruso. “Teresa embodies the sexy confidence that was required to pull off the role. She has an infectious energy that blew me away when she read for me.” Palmer says of her character, “Six is equally as intimidating as she is enchanting, which makes her a force to be reckoned with. She is used to surviving on her own, making her a very enigmatic and mysterious character. Six has fighting skills; her precision and timing of blows is brutal and cunning, which makes her an incredible asset in battle.”
Palmer notes that Number Six is a complex character to play. “She\’s been preparing herself for battle her whole life and is incredibly skilled in martial arts and sword-Ââ€fighting, but she\’s quirky in an introverted way. It\’s a very exciting role and really different from anything I have ever done before,” Palmer says.
“I auditioned in my natural Australian accent,” recalls Palmer. “I think they were a bit skeptical about it at first, but after we talked about it, it seemed to make sense. All nine children wouldn\’t have been dropped in America; it would have been too dangerous. It was a much more interesting idea to have them land in different countries and have different accents.”
The film is slated to be released by Disney for DreamWorks Pictures here on February 24th; you can visit the official website for more info: www.findnumberfour.com.
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