The Darkest Minds is a 2018 American dystopian superhero drama film directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson.
Starring Amandla Stenberg, Harris Dickinson, Mandy Moore, Gwendoline Christie, Bradley Whitford, Patrick Gibson, Skylan Brooks, Miya Cech, Wade Williams, Mark O'Brien and others.

Watch the official trailer for The Darkest Minds

20th Century Studios on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 released the trailer:
The Darkest Minds | Official Trailer | 20th Century FOX.

What is The Darkest Minds about?

In a dystopian USA, a contagious disease called Idiopathic Adolescent Acute Neurodegeneration kills nearly 98% of all children and teenagers, leaving the survivors with unusual abilities. These survivors with superpowers are imprisoned. Ruby Daly (Amandla Stenberg) is an orange which means she has the psionic ability to get into people's mind. She escapes her prison and joins a resistance group (League) to fight for her future. Cate (Mandy Moore), a worker at the camp, provides Ruby with a panic button that can be activated as a tracker if she is in danger. When Ruby gets visions while touching Rob (Mark O'Brien), another League member, she becomes suspicious of their intentions. Ruby makes her escape with a mute little girl named Suzume (Zu), a Yellow. Zu (Miya Cech) takes Ruby to Liam (Harris Dickinson), a Blue, and his friend Charles (Chubs), a green. The three agree to let Ruby join them as they try to make their way to "East River," a purported safe haven led by an Orange named Slip Kid (David Shepherd).
The four enter an abandoned mall to gather supplies, where they cross paths with another group of survivors. The others know where East River is, but the only clue they revealdue to the subtle influence of Ruby's powerare the letters "E D O". Chubs (Skylan Brooks) eventually deduces that this is a radio frequency, which reveals a transmission that East River is in Lake Prince, Virginia.
Journeying to East River, Ruby and Liam begin to develop a romantic connection, but Ruby refuses to touch him, fearing that her powers will hurt him. At East River, Slip Kid is revealed to be the president's son, Clancy Gray (Patrick Gibson), who is an Orange. He teaches Ruby how to control her powers, and in return, has Ruby teach him how to erase people's memories. During this process, Clancy controls her mind and kisses her.

Who's in the The Darkest Minds cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of The Darkest Minds.

Amandla Stenberg Ruby Daly
Harris Dickinson Liam Stewart
Mandy Moore Catherine "Cate" Connor
Gwendoline Christie Lady Jane
Bradley Whitford President Gray
Patrick Gibson Clancy Gray
Skylan Brooks Charles "Chubs" Meriwether
Miya Cech Suzume "Zu" Kimura
Wade Williams The Captain
Mark O'Brien Rob
Wallace Langham Dr. Viceroy
Golden Brooks Molly Daly
Sammi Rotibi Paul Daly
Lidya Jewett 10 Year Old Ruby
McCarrie McCausland Mike
Logan Siu Hayes
Faye Foley Sam
Ethan Alexander McGee Teenage Boy
Peyton Wich Hot-Headed Kid
Carson Holmes Leader Kid
Drew Scheid Arguing Kid
Deja Dee Wife
Morgan Gao Young Boy
Cynne Simpson Newscaster 1
Gino LaMont Newscaster 2
John Crow Newscaster 3
Tara Jones Newscaster 4
Elika Sadeghi Newscaster 5
Mark Mester Newscaster 6
Izabella Dzmitryieu Small Girl
Bruce Blackshear Soldier (as Bruce E. Blackshear)
Grace DeAmicis Grace Somerfield
Duncan E. Clark Boy
Alyson Roberts Some Kid
Darren Alford Mall Kid 1
Kaleigh Rivera Mall Kid 2
Catherine Dyer Principal
Berglind Jonsdottir Lunch Lady
Emma Fisher 12 Year Old Girl
Craig Borduin Perimeter Guard
Charles Green Doctor
Allie McCulloch Technician
James Badstibner Black Ops Lieutenant
Daniel Stevens Black Ops #1
Nick Benseman Black Ops #2
Shannon Mosley Secret Service Agent
Bob Gilliam Hospital Reporter (as Bobby Gilliam)
Larkin Campbell Hospital Father
Devon Sorvari Hospital Mother
Isabella Zimmerman Radio Voice Girl
DeVyne Agapito Campfire Dancer
Bernard Bell Campfire Dancer
Brooke Bowe Campfire Dancer
Makenzie Collier Campfire Dancer
Desi-Ray Morris Campfire Dancer
Jason James Peden Campfire Dancer
Kylah Searcy Campfire Dancer
Skyler Semien Campfire Dancer
Bryce Speaker Campfire Dancer
Brennen Wiley Campfire Dancer
Alannah Wilhite Campfire Dancer
Ahmed Zakzouk Campfire Dancer
David Shepherd Self - Slip Kid / Slip Kid Security

When is The Darkest Minds released in cinemas?

The film The Darkest Minds was scheduled to be released on August 3, 2018 (United States), on August 9, 2018 (Hungary), on August 10, 2018 (United Kingdom), on August 16, 2018 (Germany) and on September 14, 2018 by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, 20th Century Studios, 20th Century Fox Argentina, Big Picture 2 Films, Forum Hungary, Odeon, The Moments Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Ukrainian Film Distribution, Hispano Foxfilms S.A.E. and Imperial / Cinepix.

What are The Darkest Minds film specifications?

The duration of the film is 105 minutes. With a budget of $34 million, the film grossed over $41.1 million.

The film The Darkest Minds is rated with "PG-13" rating.

The Darkest Minds filming. Principal photography began in April 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.

What are critics and audiences saying about The Darkest Minds?

The Darkest Minds got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.7. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 16. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

More information about The Darkest Minds you can get at:

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IMDB: The Darkest Minds

Wikipedia: The Darkest Minds

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