Barry Pepper and Lili Taylor have joined the cast of “The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials,” the upcoming sequel to this year’s young adult action thriller “The Maze Runner” at 20th Century Fox.
Dylan O’Brien, Nathalie Emmanuel, Aidan Gillen, Rosa Salazar and Giancarlo Esposito all star in the follow-up which sees the young escapees from the first film having now found themselves amidst the ruins of a sun scorched planet.
Pepper plays Vince, a survivalist who is one of the last remaining soldiers of a legendary unit called the Right Arm. Taylor is Mary Cooper, a doctor who started a colony of survivors in the hopes of making a last stand.
Wes Ball helms the project which begins filming later this month in New Mexico. Meanwhile Fox has announced a December 16th release date for the first film’s DVD and Blu-ray set.
Source: Heat Vision