Casting teens for major feature film 'The Maze Runner' lead roles

The Gotham Group is now in pre-production on the first film in a major science fiction feature film trilogy "The Maze Runner" for Twentieth Century Fox. The movie is based on the first book in a young-adult dystopian science fiction trilogy of the same name by James Dashner. The film's Primetime Emmy Award nominated casting director is holding auditions for the starring roles, which consists of a group of teen boys and a teen female. All types and ethnicities are being encouraged to submit. Rehearsals begin in mid-April, and shooting starts on May 1, 2013 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. All of the stand-ins and extras will be hired in the Baton Rouge area close to the start of filming.

"The Maze Runner" centers on the protagonist character of a teen named Thomas, who wakes up in a rickety elevator with no memory. When the doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade - a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Nobody knows why or how they got to the Glade, but every morning the stone doors open up to an awe-inspiring maze that is is constantly shifting. The Gladers' only hope of escaping lie in the hands of elite Maze Runners who search for an exit each day. Every night the doors are closed tight, and everyone must get out, or fall prey to creatures who prowl the maze. Every 30 days a new boy is delivered in the elevator, but suddenly the first girl, Theresa, shows up. Together, Thomas and Teresa must embark on a quest to solve the riddle of the maze and reveal the chilling secret of who brought them there, and why.

Filmmaker Wes Ball is directing "The Maze Runner" from an adapted screenplay written by television producer turned film writer Noah Oppenheim. Ball came into prominence after his short film "Ruin" went super-viral on the internet with nearly five million hits. He then signed with Agency for the Performing Arts and Gotham Group, then sold the rights to his feature length version of "Ruin" to 20th Century Fox, who then named Ball as director of "The Maze Runner". The studio originally picked up "The Maze Runner" back in late 2010, with "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke attached to direct. Wes Ball graduated from Florida State University Film School. Before writing feature film screenplays, Noah Oppenheim executive produced the MTV series "The Buried Life," and served as senior producer on the NBC News show "Today" for several years.

Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation executive vice president Peter Kang and creative executive Daria Cercek will both oversee production for the studio. Management and production company Gotham Group's Primetime Emmy Award nominated CEO Ellen Goldsmith-Vein will produce "The Maze Runner". Lindsay Williams and Lee Stollman will also produce for Gotham. Goldsmith-Vein and Stollman are currently producing "Untitled Elmore Leonard Project" starring Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins, and Isla Fisher.

Principal Actor Casting

See the post titled Headshot and Resume Information regarding how to submit for acting roles.

Submit photos and resumes by mail only.
No phone calls or personal drop-offs.

Los Angeles:

Denise Chamian
1438 N. Gower Street
Building 35
Suite 35, Box 15
Hollywood, CA 90028

Extras Casting

Baton Rouge:


Production Companies:

Do NOT send photos and resumes to the production companies, as they will most likely end up being thrown away. They do not cast the films, rather they hire casting directors who sort through the thousands of submissions.

The Maze Runner
Production Office
c/o 20th Century Fox Studios
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Trailer 797
Los Angeles, CA 90035

The Gotham Group, Inc.
9255 Sunset Blvd.
Suite 515
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Twentieth Century Fox
10201 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035

Executive Producers:

Peter Kang
Daria Cercek


Ellen Goldsmith-Vein
Lindsay Williams
Lee Stollman
Peter Kang
Daria Cercek


Wes Ball


Kaya Scodelario - Teresa
Aml Ameen - Alby
Will Poulter - Gally


Thomas awakens in a dilapidated elevator with no memories except for his own name. The elevator deposits him into a strange place called The Glade – a large outdoor space surrounded on all sides by 150 foot walls of solid stone, and inhabited by 50 other boys who have lived there for the past 2 years all with no memory of how they got there or who sent them. Every morning the walls move apart to allow the boys out of the Glade and into the enormous and complex MAZE that stretches for miles and miles with no clear end or escape. At night the walls seal the boys inside the Glade and protect them from the vicious Grievers – insect like creatures who prowl the maze and attack anybody unfortunate enough to get stuck in it overnight. The maze is constantly shifting, awe-inspiring, and so far, unsolved. The Gladers' only hope of escaping lie in the hands of elite Maze Runners who search the shifting maze for an exit each day. When the elevator makes an unscheduled delivery of the first girl (Teresa) in the Glade’s history, everything is thrown into chaos. Together, Thomas and Teresa must embark on a quest to solve the riddle of the maze and reveal the chilling secret of who brought them there, and why.