Amandla Stenberg has signed on to star as Ruby Daly in the Darkest Minds movie. According to Entertainment Weekly, Stenberg has become well-known for playing the role of Rue in the first Hunger Games movie.
Here’s more from The Hollywood Reporter: “Minds is set after a pandemic kills most of America’s children and teenagers. When some survivors develop various superpowers, they are deemed too dangerous for society, taken from their families and placed inside internment camps. The first book tells of Ruby Daly, a 16-year-old with telekinetic powers who escapes her camp and joins a group of teens on the run from the government.”
This film adaptation, to be helmed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson, will be based on an Alexandra Bracken young adult novel. Altogether, she wrote three novels and a collection of novellas for this dystopian series. Disney Hyperion published book one back in December 2012. (via Empire Magazine)