Casting News – Dylan O’Brien Cast in “The Maze Runner” Adaptation

Actor Dylan O’Brien, who plays Stiles on the hit MTV show Teen Wolf,  has recently signed on to star in the film adaptation of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner.  O’Brien was cast as the male lead, Thomas.

The Maze Runner is the first book in a post-apocalyptic book trilogy. The story follows Thomas as he discovers his memory has been erased and he is trapped inside a mysterious maze with dozens of other boys his age. Thomas then takes it upon himself to become a leader of sorts and gets the boys to all work together to find a way out of the maze.

O’Brien will be joined by actors Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster for this film. Poulter has been cast as Gally, Scodelario will playing Teresa, Ameen is going to be portraying Alby, and Brodie-Sangster will be playing Newt.

The Maze Runner film adaptation will be directed by Wes Ball and Dashner will be writing the screenplay with Noah Oppenheim. Filming and production is supposed to start next month and the release date is currently set for February 14, 2014.

What do you think of this casting news? Are you a fan of James Dashner’s novels? Do you think O’Brien is the right choice for Thomas? Who is your favorite character in The Maze Runner?

Dylan O'Brien - The Maze Runner

Sources: MovieFone and IMDbPro

First Look at Angelina Jolie as “Maleficent”

Here is an article and photo from Deadline.com talking about Disney’s new film Maleificent: 

“The Walt Disney Studios announced today that production began Wednesday, June 13th, on Maleficent, starring Academy Award®–winning actress Angelina Jolie.

Directed by two-time Oscar®-winning production designer Robert Stromberg (Avatar, Alice in Wonderland), in his directorial debut, and produced by Joe Roth, Maleficent is written by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast) and executive produced by Angelina Jolie, Don Hahn, Matt Smith and Palak Patel.

Co-starring in the film are Sharlto Copley (District 9), Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sam Riley (On the Road), Imelda Staunton (Vera Drake ), Miranda Richardson (The Hours), Juno Temple (Atonement) and Lesley Manville (Secrets & Lies).

This is the untold story of Disney’s most beloved villain, Maleficent, from the 1959 classic Sleeping Beauty. The film reveals the events that hardened her heart and drove her to curse the baby, Aurora.

Behind-the-scenes talent includes Academy Award®–winning cinematographer Dean Semler (Dances with Wolves, In the Land of Blood and Honey), production designer Gary Freeman (Saving Private Ryan, The Bourne Supremacy), two-time Oscar® nominated costume designer Anna B. Sheppard (Schindler’s List, The Pianist) and seven-time Academy Award–winning makeup artist Rick Baker (Planet of the Apes, Men in Black).

Maleficentis scheduled for a March 14, 2014 release in 3D.”

 

 

Source: http://www.deadline.com/2012/06/get-an-eyeful-of-angelina-jolie-as-maleficent/