News briefs: Number 4 casting; Singer directs Giant Killer

Teresa Palmer is learning to count for I Am Number Four, DreamWorks' adaptation of the upcoming young-adult science fiction book by James Frey and Jobie Hughes. D.J. Caruso is directing, The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog reported; Palmer will play Number Six, one of nine aliens who escape their home planet before its annihilation by a rival species and hide out on Earth disguised as human high schoolers.

Director Bryan Singer and Christopher McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning writer who worked with Singer on The Usual Suspects and Valkyrie, will team up again for Jack the Giant Killer, a fantasy adventure movie about a princess who is kidnapped, threatening a long-standing peace between men and giants, Heat Vision reported.

"LOST LIVE: The Final Celebration" will feature appearances by cast members—including Nestor Carbonell, Michael Emerson and Jorge Garcia—and be performed by composer Michael Giacchino, who will conduct a live orchestral performance at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 13, to celebrate the upcoming series finale; tickets go on sale on Ticketmaster on Friday.

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