The Maze Runner: Meet Gally, Alby & Newt

Posted 03/19/2013 by alicemarvels in Behind the scenes

Wes Ball’s film adaptation of The Maze Runner by James Dashner is finally beginning to come together. We now have actors for three main characters!



Will Poulter to play Gally in THE MAZE RUNNER

Will Poulter (Son of Rainbow) who originally was reported to have the role of Thomas, has actually been cast as Gally, an enemy of Thomas.




Aml Ameen (Harry’s Law) will take on the role of Alby, the leader of the Gladers who is named after Albert Einstein.




Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Love Actually) will play Newt, Alby’s second-in-command and a well-liked Glader who helps Thomas get his bearings as he gets used to life in the Glade.


As a Maze Runner fan, I can say I’m pretty happy with the casting so far, but I will reserve judgment until my favorite character, Minho, is cast.


About The Maze Runner:


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 thirty 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.



    Awesome! Another one I haven’t read but can’t wait to see.


    Man, am I getting old, or do these guys look TOO YOUNG? It’s actually a great thing that they really look like teens. I loved Son of Rambow, and Love Actually, and the casting for Alby looks great. Excited to see who’ll be playing Minho. I kind of hope they just do the first book and end it off well rather than attempting to do the whole trilogy.


    Oh my god it’s the cute kid from Love Actually! He’s going to be a great newt!


    It’s been awhile since I’ve read The Maze Runner, but I think I like this casting! I haven’t read the last book or prequel yet but maybe as we get more and more film news I will be inspired. 🙂


    THIS IS EXCITING BUSINESS! I totally had NO idea that things were moving forward with The Maze Runner movie. EEEEEK


    OMG Wasn’t Will Poulter the fake son in We’re the Millers?????!!!!!!!!!


    Galley is hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Newt is hot!!!!!!!!

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