'The Maze Runner' Adds Dylan O'Brien as Thomas

The 'Teen Wolf' star wakes up in a mysterious maze with a group of other teens in this thriller.
Dylan O'Brien joins The Maze Runner
Dylan O'Brien joins The Maze Runner
Teen Wolf star Dylan O'Brien has landed the male lead in 20th Century Fox's adaptation The Maze Runner.

The actor will portray Thomas, who wakes up in a strange maze known as The Glade, with no recollection of how he got there. He must work together with a group of teenagers, who also don't remember how they ended up in the maze, to figure a way out. Thomas Sangster, Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, and Kaya Scodelario are co-starring.

Wes Ball is directing from a script by Noah Oppenheim, with rewrites by Grant Myers and T.S. Nowlin. The project is based on James Dashner's novel series, that has been compared to Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy.

Production is scheduled to begin in Baton Rouge, Louisiana this May, with a February 14, 2014 release date already set by Fox. Dylan O'Brien will next be seen in The Internship, alongside Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.

The Maze Runner comes to theaters September 19th, 2014 and stars Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Patricia Clarkson, Chris Sheffield, Ki Hong Lee, Blake Cooper. The film is directed by Wes Ball.

Sources: Deadline

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  1. Isabella Winchester

    I don't think anyone quite understands how excited I was I found out Dylan O'Brien was playing this role. I started screaming into my pillow, and then proceeded to make a weird sound that sounded like a strangled meerkat for then next 15 minutes. No exaggeration.

    1 year agoby @Isabella-WinchesterFlag