British actor Aml Ameen ("Kidulthood," "The Butler") has landed a role in the Wes Ball-directed film adaptation of James Dashner's young adult novel "The Maze Runner" at Temple Hill Entertainment and the Gotham Group.
The $25-30 million project is set in a postapocalyptic era in which a boy who remembers only his first name wakes up in a community packed with boys called the Glade, which is surrounded by a huge maze.
Ameen will play Alby, the honorable but stern leader of the Gladers. Will Poulter is already onboard, while Thomas Brodie-Sangster is in negotiations for a role.
Shooting kicks off this spring in Louisiana.
Source: Heat Vision