‘The Maze Runner’ Casts Patricia Clarkson

Despite more than a month of production deep inside the cinematic labyrinth of “The Maze Runner,” another casting announcement for the dystopian drama has founds its way to the wire.

Entertainment Weekly reports that Patricia Clarkson has joined the cast of the film in a pivotal role. (One, it should be added, is a spoiler in and of itself if you haven’t read the James Dashner novel upon which the film is based, so we’ll let you decide whether to click to the full report or not. But suffice it to say, SHE’S IN THE MOVIE.)

“The Maze Runner” follows Thomas (played by “Teen Wolf” star Dylan O’Brien), who wakes up in an elevator with a gnarly case of amnesia. But that’s just par for the course for the boys who arrive in the Glade, a large enclosure surrounded by a deadly maze. No one knows why they’re there, or how to get out—only that they’re being watched.

Set for a February 14, 2014 release, the film also stars Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Will Poulter.

If you know the secrets of “The Maze Runner,” what do you think about Patricia Clarkson’s casting? Do you plan to see the film? Tell us in the comments and on Twitter!