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The Darkest Minds (2018 Movie Release)

THE DARKEST MINDS (2018)

Release Date: August 3rd, 2018

PG-13 | 1 hr 44 min

ABOUT THE DARKEST MINDS

When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.

Cast: Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore, Bradley Whitford, Harris Dickinson, Patrick Gibson, Skylan Brooks, Miya Cech, Lidya Jewett, Gwendoline Cristie

Genre: Thriller, Sci-Fi

Based on the novel by: Alexandra Bracken

Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Screenplay by: Chad Hodge

Produced by: Shawn Levy, Dan Levine

Production Co.: 20th Century Fox21 Laps Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

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GET THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED THE MOVIE

Read the novel by #1 New York Times best-selling author Alexandra Bracken

The Darkest Minds

Book one in the hit series that’s soon to be a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg and Mandy Moore–now with a stunning new look and an exclusive bonus short story featuring Liam and his brother, Cole. 

When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something alarming enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they cannot control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones.

But when the truth about Ruby’s abilities–the truth she’s hidden from everyone, even the camp authorities–comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. On the run, she joins a group of kids who escaped their own camp: Zu, a young girl haunted by her past; Chubs, a standoffish brainiac; and Liam, their fearless leader, who is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents.

While they journey to find the one safe haven left for kids like them–East River–they must evade their determined pursuers, including an organization that will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. But as they get closer to grasping the things they’ve dreamed of, Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at a life worth living.

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