The Darkest Minds Movie Update

Lately, we’ve been bombarded with updates for ‘The Darkest Minds’ movie. So, what better post to do than an update with all the information we know so far.

If you don’t know, The Darkest Minds, is a YA trilogy written by Alexandra Bracken, author of the Passenger Duology. The book was optioned by 20th Century Fox.

Description for the movie; After a disease kills 98% of America’s children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.

Genre; Sci-Fi, Thriller

Writers; Alexandra Bracken (novel) and Chad Hodge(script)

Directed by; Jennifer Yuh Nelson. The director as also worked on movies such as Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3 and Spawn, a  TV series.

Produced by; Shawn Levy. The producer has also worked on movies such as Night at the Museum and Stranger Things.



Ruby; Amandla Stenberg. Amandla has also had roles in The Hunger Games, Everything  Everything and Sleepy Hollow.

Liam; Harris Dickinson. Harris has also had roles in Silent Witness and Home.

Suzume; Miya Cech. Miya has also had roles in American Horror Story and American Housewife.

Chubs; Skylan Brooks. Skylab has also had roles in Southpaw and A Beautiful Soul.


Casting and the team making the film are so important because all we want is an accurate book to movie adaptation. I hope it turns out well. Filming, if all goes to plan, should begin in April.


I hope you liked this post, it’s different from my usual ones. Let me know what you think of the casting in the comments below.

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