The movie is based on Alexandra Bracken's young adult novel of the same name.
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.
Amandla Stenberg is an American actress and singer. Stenberg was born on October 23, 1998 in Los Angeles, California to a African American mother and Danish father. At the age of four, Stenberg started doing catalog modeling shoots for Disney. In 2011, she appeared in her first feature film, Colombiana, as a younger version of Zoe Saldana's character. Her career breakthrough came when she was cast as Rue in the 2012 film The Hunger Games.
Lidya Jewett is an actress, known for Hidden Figures (2016) and Black Panther (2018) .
Amanda Leigh "Mandy" Moore is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Moore was born on April 10, 1984, in Nashua, New Hampshire, to a former news reporter and a pilot for American Airlines. She attended Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Florida. She began starring in a number of local productions, and performing the National Anthem at a number of Orlando-based events. She was only twelve years old when she attended the Stagedoor Manor theater camp. After coming to fame in 1999 with her debut single "Candy", which peaked at number 41 on the Billboard Hot 100, Moore signed with Epic Records. Her debut studio album is So Real (1999). Her career began in 2001, when she made her feature film debut with a minor voice role in the comedy Dr. Dolittle 2. Her first starring role was as Jamie Sullivan in the romantic drama A Walk to Remember (2002).
Gwendoline Tracey Philippa Christie is an English actress and model. Christie was born on 28 October 1978 in Worthing, West Sussex, to a housewife mother and a father who worked in sales and marketing. She graduated from Drama Centre London in 2005. Her theatrical career includes a performance as the Queen in Shakespeare's Cymbeline opposite Tom Hiddleston, portraying Mag Wildwood in Breakfast at Tiffany's, and "standing out" as Lucifer in Marlowe's Doctor Faustus (2010). On film, Christie debuted with a 2007 short film titled The Time Surgeon, written and directed by Nathaniel Mellors. She is best known for portraying the warrior Brienne of Tarth in the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones since 2012, and the First Order stormtrooper Captain Phasma in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017).
Harris Dickinson is an English actor, writer, and director. Dickinson was born on 24 June 1996 and raised in Leytonstone, East London. At seventeen, he dropped out of school, where he was trying to study film and theatre. In 2016, Dickinson was cast as Frankie in Eliza Hittman's film Beach Rats.
Skylan Brooks is an American actor. Brooks was born on February 12, 1999 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. He is best known for playing Mister in The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete.
Patrick Leo Kenny-Gibson is an Irish actor known for his roles in The Tudors, The Passing Bells, and The OA.
Golden Ameda Brooks is an American actress. Brooks was born on December 1, 1970 in San Francisco, California. She is also a classically trained dancer. She studied and taught ballet, jazz, and modern dance. She studied literature and sociology and is a graduate of UC Berkeley where she majored in Media Representation of Minorities with a minor in Theater. Brooks earned a Masters degree from Sarah Lawrence College. She began her career with starring role in the Showtime comedy series, Linc's (1998–2000), and later has appeared in films Timecode (2000) and Impostor (2001).
James Wallace Langham II is an American actor. Formerly billed as Wally Ward, Langham got his start in the John Hughes film Weird Science, as well as in The Invisible Kid and the ABC Afterschool Special entitled Just a Regular Kid: An AIDS Story, but later moved to roles as a young bigot in Soul Man and as a gang leader in The Chocolate War. He appeared in the Eddie Murphy comedy Daddy Day Care, and the critically acclaimed Little Miss Sunshine and The Social Network.
Bradley Whitford is an American actor and political activist. Whitford was born on October 10, 1959 in Madison, Wisconsin. He graduated from Madison East High School in 1977. He majored in English and theatre at Wesleyan University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1981. Whitford then attended the Juilliard School for drama, where he was a member of "Group 14. He first appeared on television in 1985 in an episode of The Equalizer. His film debut was in the 1986 film Doorman. He made his Broadway theatre debut in 1990 playing Lt. Jack Ross in the Aaron Sorkin written play A Few Good Men.
Mark O'Brien is a Canadian actor and director. He is best known for playing the roles of Des Courtney in Republic of Doyle and Tom Rendon in Halt and Catch Fire.