Dylan O’Brien (MTV‘s Teen Wolf) has landed the role of Thomas in 20th Century Fox‘sHunger Games-esque The Maze Runner. Character is one of a group of teens who wake up in a maze with no memory of how they got there. He then searches for answers and a way out. Wes Ball is directing the sci-fi pic adapted from James Dashner’s novel trilogy, with a script by Noah Oppenheim, redrafted by Grant Myers and then T.S. Nowlin. Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster are also set for the pic which films in May in Baton Rouge ahead of a February 14, 2014 release date. O’Brien starred in last year’s Sundance pic The First Time and will next be seen in Fox’s June 7 comedy The Internship opposite Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. He is repped by WME Entertainment, Principal LA and Attorney Jamie Feldman.
Congrats Dylan! I’m so happy and proud of you and I can’t wait to see this film! I know you will be great in it! 😀
A little description of his character Thomas:
The Maze Runner centers on Thomas, a guy who finds himself mysteriously delivered to a place called the Glade with no memory of anything other than his own name. Each day, a new boy is brought to this large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Thomas finds himself trying to find answers and a way out of the walled place. The book appears to be recommended reading for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent, and given its focus on teens tasked to deal with dangerous circumstances in a seemingly controlled and manipulated environment, that sounds about right.