The story centers on nine aliens who flee their home planet for Earth, disguised as teenagers, when Number Four, who Pettyfer will play, discovers the the enemy species who drove them from their planet are still hunting the group.
The film was written by Smallville creators Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, with Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg both producing the film. A production date wasn't revealed at this time.
I Am Number Four was released February 18th, 2011 and stars Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Callan McAuliffe, Kevin Durand, Jake Abel, Jeff Hochendoner. The film is directed by D.J. Caruso.