Director Wes Ball has cast Dylan O’Brien (‘Teen Wolf,’ ‘The First Time,’ ‘High Road’) for the role of Thomas in his upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi ‘The Maze Runner.’
Adapted from James Dashner’s 2009 novel of the same name, the dystopian story follows Thomas, who after having his memory wiped is “deposited in a community of boys trapped in an enormous maze. He soon learns they are part of a mysterious test, and finds it is his destiny to join the ‘maze runners’ and lead them to freedom.”
The adaptation will co-star British stars Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Sangster, Will Poulter, and Aml Ameen.
Production kicks off next month in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with Ball directing from a script by Noah Oppenheim, with rewrites by Grant Myers and T.S. Nowlin.
O’Brien will next be seen in Shawn Levy’s ‘The Internship,’ starring alongside Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.