It’s official – Kaya Scodelario is definitely on board for The Maze Runner movie! Skins star jumps in to play a character named Teresa aka the only female Glader in Wes Ball‘s upcoming adaptation of James Dashner‘s book of the same name. Now, when we have a female lead, we can’t wait to hear who will star as the lead character – Thomas!
This update comes straight from director Ball who tweeted:
Aml Ameen and Kaya Scodelario were mesmerizing on camera today. Oops. Did I just reveal @kScodders is our Teresa?
So, while we’re still at the cast-part of the story, let us remind you that Aml Ameen is also set to star as the strict leader of the Gladers named Alby, then we also have Will Poulter as Thomas’ nemesis named Gally and Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt.
In case you want more details about the story, here’s the official description of Dashner’s book:
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.
The Maze Runner is already set to hit theaters on February 14th, 2014.
Stay tuned for more updates!