Television stat and Twitter powerhouse, Katherine McNamara, has taken a supporting role in the upcoming 20th Century Fox film ‘The Maze Runner Chapter II: The Scorch Trials.’
FOX isn’t sharing any of the plot details from the popular film, which is based on the novel written by YA author James Dashner. We do know that McNamara will be playing the role of Sonya when production on the film starts later this month. FOX has a September 18, 2015 release date planned for the film, just in time for the back-to-school crowd and avoiding any major clashes from other studios.
Directing the second installment will be Wes Ball, who also directed the first film in the growing series. ‘The Maze Runner,’ was quite a hit for FOX, grossing over $339 million worldwide. Fans know McNamara best from her role in MTV’s Happyland, though she also starred in Indiscretion. More casting updates and other notes will be released when the film begins production in the coming weeks. The second film will star Dylan O’Brien, Thomas Brodie-Sangster and Kaya Scodelario.