Casting News: Scodelario, Lucas, Phifer

The Maze Runner
Kaya Scodelario (“Wuthering Heights,” “Moon”) has scored the major role of Teresa, the only female Glader, in Wes Ball’s upcoming film adaptation of James Dashner’s novel “The Maze Runner”. Aml Ameen (“Kidulthood”) has also jumped onboard the project

The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world where a boy awakens in a completely closed environment called “The Glade” surrounded by an impenetrable maze. [Source: Oh No They Didn’t]

Jessica Lucas (“Evil Dead”) has joined the cast of Paul W.S. Anderson’s currently filming period disaster movie “Pompeii” at Summit Entertainment.

Lucas will play a personal slave and friend to Emily Browning’s Flavia character, the love interest of the main slave character (Kit Harrington). [Source: Deadline]

Mekhi Phifer has joined the cast of Summit’s “Divergent,” the Neil Burger-directed film based on the first novel of Veronica Roth’s trilogy, which has just begun filming in Chicago.

The story is set in a post-apocalyptic Chicago divided into five factions. Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Kate Winslet, Jai Courtney, Zoe Kravitz, Ansel Elgort and Maggie Q also star. [Source: Variety]