WATCH: Amandla Stenberg Stars as Teen With Super Powers in ‘The Darkest Minds’

In the new trailer for the film The Darkest Minds, the adaptation of Alexandra Bracken’s YA novel sees Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg stars as a teen with mysterious powers living in a dystopian future.  There are many other teens with powers, and seeing them as a threat, the government rounds them up to be detained.

The trailer spotlights the romance between Stenberg’s character Ruby and Liam (Harris Dickinson), another teen with powers.

Mistreated and caged in like animals, they imagine an alternate reality where everything is normal, and there are no super powers, as footage is shown of Ruby and the other teens being chased down, placed in camps and abused, and then finally collectively using their powers to escape their prison.

The film’s official synopsis says that Ruby “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.”

The Darkest Minds supporting cast includes Mandy Moore (This Is Us), Bradley Whitford (Get Out), and Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones).

The Darkest Minds arrives in theaters August 3.

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