Dylan O’Brien has joined the cast and will star opposite Mark Wahlberg in Paramount’s “Infinite,” a reincarnation thriller from director Antoine Fuqua, an individual with knowledge of the project tells The Wrap.
Details about O’Brien’s role are being kept under wraps. “Kingsman” actress Sophie Cookson is also part of the cast.
Wahlberg is replacing “Captain America” actor Chris Evans, who boarded the project earlier this year and dropped out due to scheduling issues with his Apple TV series, “Defending Jacob.”
“Infinite” is based on D. Eric Maikranz’s 2009 novel “The Reincarnationist Papers,” which centers on the Cognomina, a secret society of people who possess total recall of their past lives. A troubled young man haunted by memories of two past lives stumbles upon the centuries-old society and decides to join their ranks. The script is being adapted by Ian Shorr.
“Infinite” is being produced by John Zaozirny alongside Lorenzo di Bonaventura and Mark Vahradian at Di Bonaventura Pictures. Rafi Crohn is the executive producer.
Production on “Infinite” is scheduled to begin this fall and Paramount has set a release date of Aug. 7, 2020.
O’Brien is best known for his roles in MTV’s “Teen Wolf” and Fox’s “Maze Runner” franchise and was most recently seen in the last “Maze Runner” installment, “Maze Runner: The Death Cure.”
O’Brien is repped by WME and Principal Entertainment LA.
Variety first reported the news.