James Dashner’s The Maze Runner is one in an ever increasing line of sci-fi themed young adult novels that are being adapted into big-time Hollywood movies. In hopes of replicating the massive success of Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games, it seems like if there is mention of YA and science fiction anywhere near your book, you land a huge development deal.
Directed by Wes Ball, the film version of The Maze Runner has finally found its female lead in the form of Kaya Scodelario. British-born, the 21-year-old actress made her screen debut in Duncan Jones’ Moon, which she followed up with a turn in Clash of the Titans, but she’s still best known for her role on Skins.
Ball himself tweeted the news:
Aml Ameen and Kaya Scodelario were mesmerizing on camera today.Oops. Did I just reveal @kscodders is our Teresa?
— Wes Ball (@wesball) April 8, 2013