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'The Maze Runner' Tapped 'Teen Wolf' Actor Dylan O'Brien as Thomas

April 19, 2013 (6:54 am) GMT
The actor who plays Stiles in the MTV drama has been cast to play the male leading role in the film which is adapted from James Dashner's novel.

is set to play the leading character in 20th Century Fox's "", according to Deadline. In the film which is based on the young adult novel of the same title by James Dashner, O'Brien will play Thomas, a boy who is mysteriously sent into a strange maze called The Glade.

Thomas who remembers nothing but his first name joins a group of boys who also have no idea how they got there and how to get out. He leads the boys to keep working together to find a way out of the place which is surrounded by stone walls.

Wes Ball is going to direct "The Maze Runner" based on a script penned by Noah Oppenheim. The film also stars , , Aml Ameen, and . It will begin its production in Baton Rouge, Louisiana this May, and is set to be released in U.S. theaters on February 14, 2014.

O'Brien is best known for portraying Stiles on MTV's "". The 21-year-old actor will next be seen in Shawn Levy's "", in which he stars alongside and .

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