Monthly Archives: September 2014

BREAKING: Tony Revolori joins the cast of ‘The 5th Wave’ as Dumbo!

Variety has just announced that Tong Revolori has joined the cast of The 5th Wave as Dumbo. Dumbo is the medic of the group.

Revolori most recently played Zero in Wes Anderson’s “Grand Budapest Hotel,” and just wrapped filming one of the lead roles the indie feature “Dope” opposite Zoe Kravitz.

Production for The 5th Wave has started and the film is slated to hit theaters on January 29, 2016.



Photo:Rick Yancey has started writing Book 3 in ‘The 5th Wave’ series!

The second book in The 5th Wave series, The Infinite Sea was just released a week ago and now we have some great news.

Rick Yancey has officially started writing the third book in The 5th Wave series. He shared a picture on twitter captioned:

“Doing a bit of writing today. My next little project …”

Wavers how excited does this make you?

Enter to Win a Visit the Set of The 5th Wave Movie

Want a chance to visit The 5th Wave set? Now is your opportunity. All you have to do is follow the instructions below.

Here’s How to Enter:

Follow The 5th Wave movie on Twitter or Instagram and post a selfie with your copy of The 5th Wave and The Infinite Sea using #5thWaveSetVisitEntry. See the example below of The 5th Wave star, Chloe Grace Moretz:


The 5th Wave Movie Official Social Media Pages:
Instagram: @5thWaveMovie
Twitter: @5thWaveMovie

For more info and official rules, please visit

Breaking: Zackary Arthur casted as Sammy Sullivan in ‘The 5th Wave’!

Some very exciting news has been announced. Zackary Arthur has been casted as Sammy Sullivan in The 5th Wave movie. Zackary joins Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson, Alex Roe, Maika Monroe and Liev Schreiber in the cast.


Zackary is mostly known for his role in Amazon’s comedy Transparent.
The 5th Wave has already started production in Atlanta.

The 5th Wave is slated to hit theaters on January 29, 2016.

USA Today reviews Rick Yancey’s ‘THE INFINITE SEA’!



The second book in Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave series, The Infinite Sea, hits book stsores tomorrow, September 16th. USA Today has already reviewed The Infinite Sea.

Check out the review below:


Rick Yancey’s young-adult sci-fi novel The 5th Waveset up an expansive apocalyptic alien-invasion scenario. By comparison, his follow-up is an intimate character study.

The Infinite Sea impressively improves on the excellent beginning of the trilogy by focusing on the emotional turmoil faced by pitting complex youngsters against a massive and overpowering extra-terrestrial menace. With shifting points of view among its ensemble cast, the sequel makes the most of its themes of evolution and humanity while also highlighting two very tough and determined female protagonists and tapping into Yancey’s ocean of creativity.

Cassie Sullivan was the primary teenage heroine ofThe 5th Wave, searching for her little brother after a series of disasters — electromagnetic pulse wave, coastline-crushing tidal waves, a plague and outer-space organisms taking control of human hosts — wiped out most of mankind.

She and her kid-turned-soldier compadres — including high school crush Ben Parish, now a take-charge guy known as “Zombie” — gained an important win against the villains with the explosion of Camp Haven, where human tykes were being housed and brainwashed for mysterious reasons. And in The Infinite Sea, how the youngest kids are being used in disturbingly destructive fashion by the alien “Others” becomes very apparent.

Cassie and her bunch hole up in a nearby hotel to nurse injuries and figure out their next move before a freezing Midwestern winter takes them out before the Others do. Some in Cassie’s bunch yearn for the innocent days of school bells and soggy tater tots at lunch, and nobody can quite figure out the Others’ endgame. “It’s like they wanta fight,” one character opines. “Or want the fight to be interesting.”

The good news is that Evan Walker, who was presumably in the camp when it was blown up, turns up alive. He’s the hunky farm boy with superhuman abilities who also happens to be one of the aliens in disguise, though he is a good guy with major feelings for Cassie. The bad news, however, is that Evan has led another one of his kind to them, a tall blonde named Grace with the looks of a Nordic model and the obsessive killer focus of a Terminator.

The other main plot of The Infinite Sea focuses on Ringer, a hard-nosed human girl who breaks from her pack to find their missing 7-year-old pal Teacup and winds up in the clutches of the Others’ evil commander Vosch.

The psychopathic bad guy and Ringer engage in psychological gamesmanship. After enduring torturous treatment that exposes the inner workings beneath her hardened exterior, Ringer finds out important truths about the Others and discovers a possible love interest in Razor, one of Vosch’s guards.

By the end of the book, not only is Ringer one of the most dangerous characters of them all, she’s one of the best. “I don’t want to save the world,” she tells Vosch with ferocity. “I’m just hoping I might get the opportunity to kill you.”

While Cassie (and her Evan/Ben love triangle) is still at the heart of The 5th Wavetrilogy, Ringer becomes as integral a part of the franchise in The Infinite Sea, which features betrayals and sacrifices galore as well as one huge game-changing plot swerve.

It’s a potentially polarizing move by Yancey for the fan base, which is no doubt getting ready to consume any and all info about the upcoming 5th Wave movie starring Chloe Grace Moretz as Cassie.

Yet this new key reveal may make the franchise faithful re-read the first book in a new way, and will definitely make them ravenous for the final chapter.

The Infinite Sea

By Rick Yancey

Putnam Juvenile, 320 pp.

**** out of four

You can pick up The Infinite Sea in stores tomorrow.

Penguin Teen does Author’s Spotlight with Rick Yancey!

The Infinite Sea, the sequel to Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave hits book stores tomorrow. Penguin Teen did an author’s spotlight with Rick before the release of The Infinite Sea.

With all of us holding our breath in anticipation of the September 16th release of THE INFINITE SEA (What happened to Evan?!), we thought we’d bring in the man behind the wave: Rick Yancey! Read on to find out what he’s working on and a few other fun facts.

Name: Rick Yancey


Available: 9/16/2014

Who’s your favorite author, living or dead?

I have two: Graham Greene and John Updike. Both such good writers they scare me.

What’s your favorite thing about your book?

The covers and the title pages. It still thrills me to see my manuscript typeset and laid out like a real book!

If you could spend one year on a deserted island with one character from literature, who would you choose?

Sherlock Holmes. Not that I’m anticipating a crime happening, but I think he would be an excellent survivalist.

Where do you write?

Two places: on my patio by the pool and in my head.

Who is your favorite hero or heroine of history?

Abraham Lincoln. Came from nothing, saved everything.

Do you tweet? What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever tweeted?

I do tweet. A funny, recurring one is my thumb taking on a mind of its own and I just tweet out my handle @rickyancey. People always favorite that one.

What is your favorite season?

“I praise the fall; it is the human season.” Archibald MacLeish.

If you could teleport anywhere in the known universe right now, where would you go?

Someplace where there was oxygen.

Do you have any writing rituals?

Coffee. Music. A fan or heater going (depending on the season). Coffee.

What is your idea of earthly happiness?

A sunset walk on the beach with my true love.

What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

Bruce Springsteen, any of ‘em.

What are you currently working on?

The third book of The 5th Wave series. So fun. So scary. So tear-jerky.

Remember to follow Rick Yancey on Twitter or visit his personal website to keep up with him.

‘The 5th Wave’ casting call looking for Ben’s friends!


A brand new casting call for The 5th Wave movie has been out out. This one is looking for Ben’s friends. Ben will be played by Nick Robinson.

For “THE 5th Wave”- feature film- SONY Pictures
(Sci-Fi/Post-Apocalyptic drama)
For tomorrow, Wed, 9/3

Looking for MALES- Ages 18- 25 (that still look high school age!)
All races/ethnicities
– to play high school STUDENTS
to include some BASKETBALL PLAYER TYPES that are friends of our lead male actor (Nick Robinson, who plays “Ben”)

NOTE 1: Tomorrow will be a still photo shoot for photos we will see in a yearbook later on during a scene. Whoever we choose for these still photos will ALSO be asked to work in 2 other scenes as extras when we see these guys at an actual practice and also at a party later on in the schedule!! Those dates are TBD.

NOTE 2: We only need a FEW of you to be the basketball players.
If you are a REAL basketball player- you should have your own sneakers and shorts for playing. We will provide jerseys
You will NOT be playing Basketball…tomorrow is just for a still photo but you must look authentic!

NOTE 3: the pay rate is $64 for 8 hrs with O.T. after 8hr ( although this will not be a long shoot). Estimated start time tomorrow, will be mid-morning and finished by late afternoon, approx.
Please submit to:
and put “BEN’s FRIENDS” in the subject

Also seeking

1. “Minors 9/3″ – African American Minors (with existing Tail Sticks Casting Minor Work Permit) ages 13-15, Males and Females.

2. “Basketball Teens” – African American Teenagers – 16-18yrs., to-look younger, Males or Females, looking for working-knowledge of Basketball rules/skills, etc.

3. “Stroller Moms” – Moms with Strollers, Females that can bring a stroller to set (no infant required!) *Additional $15 Bump to your payout, for the use of your stroller.

4. “Basketball Adult” – African American Male, 20s-30s, Should know their way around a Basketball court/rules, etc.

If you feel that you or your child meet the Physical Requirements for these specific types & are available all day tomorrow – Wednesday: 9/3, please email us at with the role you are applying for in the Subject Line [ex.”Basketball Adult”]

(please include at least two- one that shows face and hair well (NO hats or sunglasses or other people/kids please) as well as one that is from the knees or waist up) -. A casual photo that was taken recently, in good light, is best. NOTE: a photo “looking the part,” whether you are basketball player or not, would be helpful

First and Last Name
CITY and STATE where you live (or where you will be coming from)
Size(s) : Pants (waist and inseam), shirt and shoe size
*** AND IF you have experience as a basketball player, PLEASE LIST how long you’ve played, if you have the shorts and sneakers as mentioned above, etc.. Again, we will also book some that are NOT basketball players.

This will film/shoot in ATLANTA and you must be willing to work local here as an extra.

From the details just read we will get to see a yearbook in the movie. There will also be a party scene.

How exciting is this?!

‘The 5th Wave’ Movie Casting Call Looking for FEMALES ages 18-35.

Tammy Smith casting has out out another casting call for The 5th Wave. This time for a stand-in for our Cassie, Chloe Grace Moretz.

Check out the facts for what is needed.

Looking for FEMALES, CAUCASIAN, ages 18-35
-between 5’4 and 5’6 and between a dress size 0 – 6
BLONDE HAIR, to be STANDIN and PHOTODOUBLE candidates, for our lead actress
Chloe Grace Moretz
(see PHOTO below, especially for hair color reference)

******IMPORTANT NOTES **************************

1. We film Sept. 20th thru Dec 19th and we work a Tues-Sat work week. The pay rate is $80/8 hours with overtime after that (most days are 12 hr days or more) and we work mostly day scenes with a few night scenes as well.
YOU MUST either be completely avail to be a full time standin for the duration of filming,
– OR- the photodouble candidates may not work every day, but availability should be fairly open.

2. HAIR COLOR is important for both positions, but especially the photodouble. Please be open to altering your color to match the actress. Photodouble candidates would also have to be open to possible hair length/style adjusting.

3. EXPERIENCE as a STANDIN, or some THEATER/DRAMA experience, or at least a decent amount of experience on set as an EXTRA is a MUST in order to be considered for the standin position. The photodbl does not necessarily require experience, but it would be helpful.

Please submit to moc.liamg@gnitsacevawht5 and put “CHLOE STANDIN” in the subject.

CURRENT PHOTOS !!!!!!!!!!!!
(one of from shoulders up and one from the knees up- your hair color and length should be visible in at least one photo)
First and Last NAME
Email address
CITY and STATE where you live (or will be coming from)
Women- Dress size, Bust/Bra, waist and shoe size.

**PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE in your submission, as mentioned above in this post.

NOTE: YOU MUST BE LOCAL TO THE GREATER ATLANTA AREA or able to work locally in Atlanta.


The 5th Wave is scheduled for a January 29, 2016 release date.

Maika Monroe talks Ringer and ‘The 5th Wave’ movie!

On August 22, our Ringer, Maika Monroe, was interviewed by Red Carpet News TV while promoting her movie The Guest in London. During the interview she talks about The 5th Wave movie and her character Ringer.

How exciting was it to hear Maika talk about Ringer and The 5th Wave? The Guest hits theaters on September 5th.

The 5th Wave is said to begin filming today and is slated for release on January 29, 2016.