Amandla Stenberg Cast as Lead in the Film Adaptation of YA Novel ‘The Darkest Minds’

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Amandla Stenberg has been cast as the lead in the film adaptation of YA book ‘The Darkest Minds’ by Alexandra Bracken. She will play the teenager Ruby Daly who found camaraderie among misfits who are also trying to escape the iron claw of their government.

Kung Fu Panda’s Jennifer Yuh Nelson will direct this sci-fi movie while Chad Hodge wrote the screenplay. Shawn Levy is executive producing.

Stenberg is also currently filming the adaptation of YA book Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.

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