Maybe it’s appropriate that director Wes Ball just tweeted that Blake Cooper got the pivotal role of Chuck in The Maze Runner. Cooper got Ball’s attention with a flurry of tweets to the director, basically saying “I’m your Chuck!” Ball finally connected the young actor with Fox’s casting director Denise Chamian, who allowed Cooper to send in a self-taped audition for the role. It got him the job. 20th Century Fox‘s Hunger Games-esque Maze Runner will star Cooper, Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf), Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, with filming to begin in May in Baton Rouge for a February 14, 2014 release. Pic is based on James Dashner’s novel trilogy about a group of teens who wake up in a maze with no memory of how they got there. Script is by Noah Oppenheim, rewritten by Grant Myers and T.S. Nowlin.
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By MIKE FLEMING JR | Tuesday April 23, 2013 @ 3:39pm PDTTags: 20th Century Fox, Blake Cooper, The Maze Runner, Wes Ball
By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Thursday April 18, 2013 @ 8:23am PDTTags: Dylan O'Brien, Fox, The Maze Runner
By MIKE FLEMING JR | Tuesday March 5, 2013 @ 8:02am PSTTags: Fox, The Maze Runner, Wes Ball, Will Poulter
EXCLUSIVE: Will Poulter has been offered one of the leads in Maze Runner, the Wes Ball-directed adaptation of the James Dashner novel. Poulter, whose breakout came in Son of Rambow, most recently starred in The Chronicles of Narnia and will …
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