Sci-fier brings out celebs, studio toppers
“I Am Number Four” could easily be called “I Am Number One,” since the teen sci-fier is the first film DreamWorks is unspooling through Disney’s Touchstone banner.
Film’s premiere took place Feb. 9 at Westwood’s Village and Bruin Theaters, with an afterparty at the W Hotel. Low key affair brought out toppers from both studios, including the Mouse House’s Rich Ross and DreamWorks’ Stacey Snider. “Glee’s” Chord Overstreet and Harry Shum Jr. turned up to support fellow castmember and “Four” co-star Dianna Agron, while Michael Bay, who produced the pic and had initially planned on helming before taking on a third “Transformers,” also was on hand to support helmer D.J. Caruso’s effort. Other guests included film’s Teresa Palmer, Callan McAuliffe, Kevin Durand and Chloe Moretz. Film’s lead Alex Pettyfer turned up the charm to knock down recent reports that he’s demanding and difficult to work with and amiably took photos with every teen girl and mother who requested one, with one giggly fan phoning a friend to tell them, “I almost died when he touched my arm!” Pettyfer didn’t grant interviews at the after-party, however.