On the 15th we reported that Thomas Brodie-Sangster (The Game of Thrones) had been cast as Newt in the upcoming film The Maze Runner based on the book by James Dashner. That has yet to be confirmed by director Wes Ball, but he did confirm two other runners. First, he confirmed Will Poulter (whom we had reported joining the cast earlier this month) would be playing Gally and he announced Aml Ameen (Kidulthood) would be playing the leader of the pack, Alby.
Runners! We have two official cast members. Aml Ameen is our Alby. Will Poulter is our Gally. Both amazing actors. We’re lucky to have them.
— Wes Ball (@wesball) March 15, 2013
So, no official confirmation on Thomas Brodie-Sangster, but that could just mean the ink isn’t quiet dry. If you’re taking notes at home we’re still looking for our lead actors to play Thomas, his quirky friend Chuck and of course, Teresa.
Here’s the synopsis:
Thomas awakens in a dilapidated elevator with no memories except for his own name. The elevator deposits him into a strange place called The Glade – a large outdoor space surrounded on all sides by 150 foot walls of solid stone, and inhabited by 50 other boys who have lived there for the past 2 years all with no memory of how they got there or who sent them. Every morning the walls move apart to allow the boys out of the Glade and into the enormous and complex MAZE that stretched for miles and miles with no clear end or escape. At night the walls seal the boys inside the Glade and protect them from the vicious Grievers – insect like creatures who prowl the maze and attack anybody unfortunate enough to get stuck in it overnight.The maze is constantly shifting, awe-inspiring, and so far, unsolved. The Gladers’ only hope of escaping lie in the hands of elite Maze Runners who search the shifting maze for an exit each day. When the elevator makes an unscheduled delivery of the first girl (Teresa) in the Glade’s history, everything is thrown into chaos. Together, Thomas and Teresa must embark on a quest to solve the riddle of the maze and reveal the chilling secret of who brought them there, and why.
I wouldn’t be surprised if we heard more casting this week so stay tuned!
The Maze Runner starring Will Poulter and Aml Ameenn is slated to hit theaters February 14, 2014.