Dylan O’Brien is getting back on track. Despite an injury halting production on “Maze Runner: The Death Cure,” the actor is still focusing on work. He is in talks to star in a new spy film.
“American Assassin” is a new action movie based on Vince Flynn’s novels. O’Brien is in talks to play Mitch Rapp, a CIA counter-terrorism agent, Entertainment Weekly reports. Michael Keaton is already signed on to play Stan Hurley, the veteran who trains Rapp.
In March, O’Brien was injured while filming “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” in Vancouver. There are conflicting reports about how the 24-year-old got hurt, but a WorkSafeBC report (via the Hollywood Reporter) revealed that he suffered a “concussion, facial fracture and lacerations.”
The “Teen Wolf” actor’s injuries caused production on the third “Maze Runner” film to be shut down. He was due to return on May 9, but Twentieth Century Fox has extended the hiatus. “The resumption of principal photography on ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ has been further delayed to allow Dylan O’Brien more time to fully recover from his injuries,” a statement from Fox read. “We wish Dylan a speedy recovery and look forward to restarting production as soon as possible.”