I Am Number Four is a 2011 American science fiction film, directed by D.J. Caruso and starring Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand, and Callan McAuliffe. The film is based on the novel I'm Number Four, the first book in a series of six titled Lorien's Legacies and written by Pittacus Lore (pseudonym for Jobie Hughes and James Frey), and published by HarperCollins. The script was adapted by Al Gough and Miles Millar. Michael Bay produced the film through DreamWorks Studios. It was released on February 18, 2011.
After their world, Lorien, has been destroyed by beings from another planet, the Mogadore, nine young Lorians with extraordinary legacies, the Garde, go into hiding on Earth. One of them, the fourth of the group and who calls himself John Smith (Alex Pettyfer), discovers that he is not safe: his enemies are on Earth, they have finished off the previous three, and they follow the steps to find him. To try not to be discovered, the young man has the help of his cêpan, a guardian who protects him, Henri (Timothy Olyphant). Always fleeing the two pretending to be father and son, one night on the beach while he was swimming on his leg a circular symbol began to shine which was a representation of the death of the third survivor of Lorien and how many people who were on the beach witnessed of the event they had to leave the place. The new destination of both is Paradise, a small town in Ohio where John meets the young Sarah (Dianna Agron), for whom he soon begins to feel a great attraction, also to a lonely Sam who along with his missing father were looking for clues. and investigated aliens. One day, during class, John's hands begin to shine and he immediately leaves the classroom to hide in a closet where Henri goes to look for him and explains that it is the beginning of his legacy.
Alex Pettyfer as Four / John Smith.
Timothy Olyphant as Henri
Dianna Agron as Sarah Hart.
Kevin Durand as Commander Mog.
Teresa Palmer as Six / Jane Doe.
Jake Abel as Mark James.
Callan McAuliffe as Sam Goode / Sam Spellman.
Judith Hoag as Kim.
Emily Wickersham as Nicole.
Patrick Sebes as Kevin.
Aaron Eckhart as General Richard Miller
Jeff Hochendoner as Sheriff James.