Liev Schreiber to play villain

August 7th, 2014

Liev Schreiber is to star in 'The Fifth Wave'.

The 'Ray Donovan' actor is in final negotiations to play the villain in Sony's forthcoming sci-fi drama, which stars Chloe Grace Moretz in the lead role alongside Nick Robinson and Alex Roe.

The movie - which will be directed by J. Blakeson - is set in the aftermath of a series of deadly alien attacks and Schreiber's character, Vosch, is a high-ranking military official.

The film sees Earth left a darkened, doomed place following a number of invasions, and evil extra-terrestrials roam the planet in near-human form picking off survivors.

Moretz portrays Cassie Sullivan, a woman who sets out to rescue her brother and believes the safest way to do so is to travel alone - until she meets the mysterious Evan Walker (Roe), who could be her last hope.

The movie is based on a novel by Rick Yancy, which was published last year, and Susannah Grant is adapting the book into a screenplay.

When Sony purchased the rights to the story, they included his proposed three-book series, so there could also be a number of sequels.

Schreiber can next be seen starring opposite Tobey Maguire in chess movie 'Pawn Sacrifice'.