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Amandla Stenberg to Star in Fox’s YA Adaptation of ‘Darkest Minds’

In a major coup for a young actor, rising star Amandla Stenberg has nabbed the lead role in Darkest Minds, Fox’s adaptation of the YA trilogy by Alexandra Bracken. (…)

It also highlights the continuing rise of Stenberg, who may be best known for playing the character Rue in The Hunger Games. Stenberg starred in As You Are, a drama that was awarded the special jury prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, and in July was cast alongside Nick Robinson in Everything Everything, MGM and Alloy Entertainment’s adaptation of the YA book by Nicola Yoon. She is repped by UTA and Del Shaw.

WE HAVE A RUBY WE HAVE A RUBY WE HAVE A RUBY

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Okay, so thus far, The Darkest Minds movie has been this super intangible thing that I haven’t fully processed is actually happening. But Alexandra Bracken just tweeted that Amandla Stenberg  was cast as Ruby Daly and I want to sob tears of joy and scream from the mountaintops. THIS IS THE MOST INCREDIBLE NEWS. 

She’s a brilliant actress and Ruby is one of my favorite literary heroines ever so I cannot even put into words how excited this makes me.

GUYS THE DARKEST MINDS MOVIE IS REAL AND IT’S HAPPENING AND WHAT THE HECK WHAT THE HECK. 

And if there is anyone here reading this who doesn’t know what the heck I’m talking about PLEASE GO READ THIS SERIES. It’s one of my favorites of all time. It has one of the most genuine casts of characters I’ve ever experienced and a brilliantly terrifying world. I’ve written two songs about it. I just. Love these books with every ounce of my being.