Twitter Campaign Lands Blake Cooper A Role In The Maze Runner

By Nick Venable 2013-04-24 22:17:40discussion comments
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Itís one thing that Twitter has made a huge dent in the way that news gets revealed, but itís another thing entirely to consider Twitter actually being used to make the news itself. And Iím not talking about suggestive pictures either, because that would probably be highly illegal in this case. Instead, this is a story about how young actor Blake Cooper was able to use social media site to land a role in the upcoming film The Maze Runner

Wes Ball, the director of the James Dashner adaptation, was recently bombarded on Twitter by Cooper, who sent the filmmaker a bunch of messages claiming, ďIím your Chuck!,Ē referring to the youngest character within the novelís narrative. Apparently the Tweets led to Ball contacting Denise Chamian, a casting director for Fox, who reached out to Cooper. It was decided a video-recorded audition would be allowed, and apparently it was enough to win over Ball and his crew.

It makes sense, of course, that the director would drop the news via a Tweet, writing,

Not a lot of fanfare and not a single exclamation mark on that, but itís exciting news nonetheless. Cooper is largely an unknown actor, having only appeared in a few TV series, as well as a small role in Andy Fickmanís Parental Guidance.

The Maze Runner stars Dylan OíBrien in the lead role of Thomas, a lad who wake up in a mysterious walled in area called The Glades with no memory of how he got there. There are around sixty other boys, called Gladers, in the area, four of whom will be played by Will Poulter, Aml Ameen, Ki Hong Lee and Thomas Brodie-Sangster, but everything changes when a girl (Kaya Scodelario) arrives Ė the only girl every to show up there Ė with a message that will affect them all.

Production will soon begin on The Maze Runner, which is aiming for a February 14, 2014 release.
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