Dylan O'Brien in Maze Runner: The Death Cure

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Dylan O'Brien is back in action.

The Maze Runner series star has reportedly taken on a new role. O'Brien will star in the action thriller "Infinite," according to Variety. Sources told the publication that he and Sophie Cookson ("Kingsman") are now part of the cast, joining Mark Wahlberg.

Antoine Fuqua ("Training Day") will direct the film, and Ian Shorr is set to pen the script. It'll be an adaptation of "The Reincarnationist Papers" by D. Eric Maikranz, a novel surrounding a centuries-old secret society called the Cognomina. Its members remember their past lives, so when a young man who is troubled by two of his stumbles upon it, he decides to join. The project was originally set to star Chris Evans, but after scheduling conflicts led to his departure, Wahlberg stepped in.

So far, O'Brien's character hasn't been revealed. He has plenty of experience in the action genre, though -- not just with "The Maze Runner" and its sequel but also films like "American Assassin" and "Deepwater Horizon." Additionally, he also starred in the MTV series "Teen Wolf."

"Infinite" comes from Paramount and will be produced by John Zaozirny and Di Bonaventura Pictures' Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian. Rafi Crohn is set to serve as executive producer.

Production on "Infinite" is slated to start this fall, with the film due out Aug. 7, 2020.

[via: Variety]