"Teen Wolf's" sidekick Stiles is stepping into the spotlight: Deadline.com reports that Dylan O’Brien has nabbed the lead in Wes Ball's THE MAZE RUNNER, the adaptation of the popular dystopian novel by James Dashner.
Starring as "Thomas", O'Brien will appear alongside Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster in the film, which commences production in May in Baton Rouge.
The book's synopsis:
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift. Thomas was expected. But the next day, a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers. Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.
20th Century Fox will release THE MAZE RUNNER on February 14, 2014.