Jacob Lofland and Giancarlo Esposito Cast in The Scorch Trials
Jacob Lofland has been cast as Aris in the Maze Runner sequel The Scorch Trials.
In the series, Aris is described as a mysterious young boy who has an interesting tie to the world of the maze. He’s similar to the other boys, and yet there are a few key differences that set him apart. It is these differences that reveal more about what Wicked has been planing from the start.
The 18-year-old actor starred as Neckbone in the film Mud, alongside Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon. Other credits include the television show Justified and an independent film Little Accidents, also staring Elizabeth Banks.
Giancarlo Esposito, who was one of the most memorable villains on Breaking Bad, has joined the cast of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, the sequel to the young adult action franchise.
Esposito will play Jorge, a leader of a group of survivors known as the Cranks that encounter the group of teens led by O’Brien. The character also appears in the third book of Maze Runner trilogy, The Death Cure.
Filming of The Scorch Trials will be taking place in Albuquerque and other locations around the New Mexico area starting October 27 2014.