James Dashner’s THE SCORCH TRIALS Fancast

During a Twitter Q & A earlier with e-reading company Kobo while attending Book Expo America, James Dashner revealed who he would like to play certain characters in the adaption of his second Maze Runner novel, THE SCORCH TRIALS.

Q2: #kobobea13@kobo@NargleInAFez Hmmmm. Good question. Who should play Brenda… How about Hailee Steinfeld?

James Dashner (@jamesdashner) May 30, 2013


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Hailee is best known for performance in the 2010 True Grit  remake that earned her a Supporting Actress nomination at the Academy Awards. She is also going to be staring in this summer’s Romeo and Juliet  and in November’s Ender’s Game as Petra Arkanian.


Hmmmmm. Joel Courtney? RT @MightaZerie: If there’s a dream cast for Brenda-then who do you want to play as Aris ? #koboBEA13

James Dashner (@jamesdashner) May 30, 2013

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Joel is best known for playing Joe Lamb in the 2011 movie Super 8. Joel was also James’s dream actor to play Thomas in THE MAZE RUNNER before Dylan O’Brien was cast.

Keep in mind that James has little, if any, say as to who gets casted in the movie, so don’t get to excited if Hailee and Joel align perfectly with who you thought of while reading the book. What do you think of James’s picks? Let us know in the comments!