The Darkest Minds Movie

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A 16-year-old with telekinetic powers escapes camp and joins a group of teens on the run from the government.

Who's Involved:

Gwendoline Christie, Shawn Levy, Mandy Moore, Amandla Stenberg, Dan Levine, Harris Dickinson, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, Mark O'Brien, Chad Hodge, Catherine Dyer, Golden Brooks, Skylan Brooks, Patrick Gibson, Wallace Langham

Release Date:

Friday, August 3, 2018 Nationwide

Runtime: N/A
Language: English

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Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in The Darkest Minds: Cast List

... Ruby Daly

The Acolyte (series), The Hunger Games  

... Cate

Tangled, Racing Stripes  

... Lady Jane

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi  

... Liam

The Iron Claw, Blitz  

... Dr. Viceroy

Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admissions Scandal  

... Rob Meadows

How it Ends, Ready or Not  

... Molly Daly

Something New  

... Clancy Gray

The Portable Door, Tolkien  

... Principal

The Founder, The Devil to Pay  

... Chubs

Outsiders, Boy Genius  

Who's making The Darkest Minds: Crew List

A look at the The Darkest Minds behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Jennifer Yuh Nelson last directed Kung Fu Panda 3 and Kung Fu Panda 2. The film's writer Chad Hodge last wrote Single All The Way.


Chad Hodge


Dan Levine
Shawn Levy

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Production: What we know about The Darkest Minds?

Key Facts

  1. Jennifer Yuh Nelson, best known for helming the Kung Fu Panda movies, is making her live-action directorial debut (9/29/16).
  2. Based on the young adult novel of the same name.

Filming Timeline

  1. 2018 - March: The film was set to Completed  status.
  2. 2018 - February: The film was set to Post-Production  status.
  3. 2016 - July: The film was set to Development  status.

The Darkest Minds Release Date: When was the film released?

The Darkest Minds was a Nationwide release in 2018 on Friday, August 3, 2018. There were 8 other movies released on the same date, including Death of a Nation, Disney's Christopher Robin and The Spy Who Dumped Me.

The Darkest Minds DVD & Blu-ray Release Date: When was the film released?

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The Darkest Minds was released on DVD & Blu-ray on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 .

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