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Laverne Cox Joins the Cast of ‘Uglies’

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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”).

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.

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