Blake Cooper Tweets His Way to a Role in The Maze Runner

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blake cooper - Blake Cooper Tweets His Way to a Role in The Maze RunnerYou know, Twitter has changed the world and the way that we interact within it. It has helped organize revolutions, report news, and now? Now it’s led to a key role in the upcoming adaptation of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner being cast.

Director Wes Ball just tweeted that Blake Cooper (pictured) got the pivotal role of Chuck in The Maze Runner. Cooper got Ball’s attention with a flurry of tweets to the director basically saying, “I’m your Chuck!” Ball finally connected the young actor with Fox’s casting director Denise Chamian, who allowed Cooper to send in a self-taped audition for the role. It got him the job. Seriously, how insane is that?

Cooper will join the previously announced Dylan O’Brien (“Teen Wolf”), Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, and Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Filming is set to begin in May in Baton Rouge for a February 14, 2014, release. Gotham Group will be producing The Maze Runner with 20th Century Fox. Noah Oppenheim and James Dashner (author of the novel) wrote the script.

Look for more on this flick soon!

Here’s the book’s synopsis:

When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he’s not alone. When the lift’s doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade—a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don’t know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they’ve closed tight. And every 30 days a new boy has been delivered in the lift.

Thomas was expected. But the next day a girl is sent up—the first girl to ever arrive in the Glade. And more surprising yet is the message she delivers.

Thomas might be more important than he could ever guess. If only he could unlock the dark secrets buried within his mind.

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