The 5th Wave Movie

Darkness. Destruction. Infection. Invasion.

The 5th Wave movie poster

Follows 16-year-old Cassie Sullivan who tries to survive in a world devastated by the waves of an alien invasion that has already decimated the population and knocked mankind back to the Stone Age.

Who's Involved:

Tobey Maguire, Ron Livingston, Liev Schreiber, Maria Bello, Maika Monroe, Tony Revolori, Maggie Siff, Chloë Grace Moretz, Alex Roe, Graham King, J Blakeson, Nick Robinson, Tim Headington, Susannah Grant

Release Date:

Friday, January 22, 2016 (Nationwide)

violence and destruction, some sci-fi thematic elements, language and brief teen partying.

Runtime: 1 hr, 52 m
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

A teenage girl survives an alien invasion only to then search for her brother, who may or may not have been abducted by human-looking extra-terrestrials. She is helped by a boy who might also be an alien in disguise.

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Who stars in The 5th Wave: Cast List

... Cassie Sullivan

"Tom and Jerry" , "The Addams Family 2 "  

... Ben Parish

"Shadow in the Cloud" , "Jurassic World"  

... Evan Walker

"Rings" , "Forever My Girl"  

... Ringer

"The Education Of Fredrick Fitzell" , "It Follows"  

... Sergeant Reznik

"The Water Man" , "Better Start Swimming"  

... Lisa Sullivan

"The Short History Of The Long Road" , "Push"  

... Colonel Vosch

"Human Capital" , "Salt"  

... Oliver Sullivan

"The Flash" , "The Conjuring"  

... Dumbo

"Spider-Man: No Way Home" , "Spider-Man: Homecoming"  

Who's making The 5th Wave: Crew List

A look at the The 5th Wave behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director J Blakeson last directed I Care A Lot and The Disappearance of Alice Creed. The film's writer Susannah Grant last wrote Burlesque and The Soloist.


J Blakeson


Susannah Grant


Tim Headington
Graham King
Tobey Maguire


Sony Pictures


Production Companies

GK Films

Material Pictures

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Production: What we know about The 5th Wave?

Key Facts

  1. Based on the young adult by Richard Yancey.

Filming Timeline

  1. November 2015: The film was in Completed status.
  2. June 2015: The film was in Post-Production status.
  3. July 2014: The film was in Pre-Production status.
  4. August 2013: The film was in Development status.
  5. Susannah Grant to adapt the first novel in a trilogy by Rick Yancey. Tobey Maguire, Graham King and Tim Headington will produce.

  6. March 2012: The film was in Development status.

The 5th Wave Release Date: When was the film released?

The 5th Wave was released in 2016 on Friday, January 22, 2016 (Nationwide release). There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including The Boy, Dirty Grandpa and Monkey Up.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

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