Director Wes Ball has announced via Twitter that young actor Blake Cooper (below) is joining the cast of his adaptation of sci-fi action novel 'The Maze Runner'. Cooper is set to play the role of Chuck and managed to score the part in an admirable and proactive manner. Reportedly the youngster sent several Tweets to the director stating 'I'm Your Chuck' which lead to him being able to submit an audition tape and subsequently landing the role. The story is based on the first installment in a trilogy of teen sci-fi novels penned by James Dashner who along with co-scribe Noah Oppenheim provided the adapted script from which Ball will helm. Cooper joins the already cast Dylan O'Brien ('Teen Wolf'), Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Kaya Scodelario ('Skins'), Will Poulter ('Wild Bill), Aml Ameen and Ki Hong Lee.
"Thomas, who wakes up to find himself in a square elevator which brings him up to the top. He is greeted by a group of boys who pull him out into their surroundings. Thomas learns that all these boys live in a place called the Glade. The Glade is surrounded by tall, stone walls with four massive doors in the center of each wall. These doors close each night to protect them from the monsters that live beyond the Glade's walls. The monsters live in a place called the Maze which surrounds the walls around the Glade. These monsters are called Grievers which sting the Gladers if they can. The Gladers then undergo the Changing, a painful process which people can survive if given the serum in time, and come out with side effects."
'The Maze Runner' is set to open on 14 February 2014.
Blake Cooper Joins 'The Maze Runner'