Irish actor Patrick Gibson (“The OA,” “Their Finest”) has been cast in 20th Century Fox’s teen sci-fi project “The Darkest Minds” based on Alexandra Bracken’s young adult novel trilogy.
Jennifer Yuh Nelson (“Kung Fu Panda”) is making her live-action directing debut on the Chad Hodge-penned film in which a present-day pandemic wipe out the majority of America’s children and teenagers.
Those who survive develop psychic abilities which, in turn, sees a fearful government force them into rehabilitation camps. Sixteen year-old Ruby (Amandla Stenberg) breaks out of the camp and joins a small group of gifted escapees on the run.
Gibson will play the handsome and narcissistic Clancy Gray, the president’s son and poster boy for rehabilitation who actually can influence other’s suggestibility.