At 16 you are forced to get cosmetic surgery to conform to an ideal beauty standard; no average looking people allowed in this pretty dystopia. That’s the “Logan’s Run”-esque premise of “Uglies,” a futuristic nightmare of sexiness in which you’re not exterminated at 30, you’re simply never allowed to look older than that. Based on Scott Westerfeld’s bestselling novel, the film adaptation — to be directed by McG, who’ll make it all look sleek and shiny, no doubt — is currently collecting good-looking actors.
Joey King (“The Kissing Booth”) leads the cast in the role of Tally Youngblood (seriously, the best character name) and will be joined by Keith Powers (“What/If”), Brianne Tju, (“I Know What You Did Last Summer”) and Chase Stokes (“Outer Banks”).
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But it’s the addition of Laverne Cox that has us most excited. No word on who she plays, but we’re hoping she’s a grand villain, someone gorgeous and diabolical. It’ll drop on Netflix when it’s all said and done, so keep your subscription current.