Maze Runner director Wes Ball announced via twitter that young actor Blake Cooper has been cast in the film as character Chuck.
Chuck is the youngest of the Gladers in James Dashner’s YA book. Although he’s only 12 or 13 years old, he quickly befriends newbie (and lead protagonist) Thomas, who’s 16 or 17, after his arrival in the Glade. The story’s set in a post-apocalyptic world, where Thomas, who wakes up with his memory wiped, is trapped in a community of boys within an enormous maze. Soon, Thomas learns that they’re all a part of a mysterious test, and finds it his destiny.
Thanks Teen.com for the heads up!