‘Teen Wolf’ star Dylan O’Brien scores lead role in ‘The Maze Runner’

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Fans of James Dashner’s book series The Maze Runner have been waiting for ages to find out who would be playing lead character Thomas in the film adaptation. Other casting has been announced, so we knew it was coming. Well, Deadline has revealed that Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf, The Internship) has landed the lead.

Dylan O’Brien (MTV‘s Teen Wolf) has landed the role of Thomas in 20th Century Fox‘s Hunger Games-esque The Maze Runner. Character is one of a group of teens who wake up in a maze with no memory of how they got there. He then search for answers and a way out. Wes Ball is directing the sci-fi pic adapted from James Dashner’s novel trilogy, with a script by Noah Oppenheim redrafted by T.S. Nowlin. Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster are also set for the pic which films in May in Baton Rouge ahead of a February 14, 2014 release date. O’Brien starred in last year’s Sundance pic The First Time and will next be seen in Fox’s June 7 comedyThe Internship opposite Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. He is repped by WME Entertainment, Principal LA and Attorney Jamie Feldman.

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