Simon Pegg in Talks for Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 18 March 2016

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With Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One now coming together, it’s believed that Simon Pegg is in talks to join the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s fan-favourite book.

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, the Shaun of the Dead actor is having discussions about taking on the role of Orgen Morrow for the movie. Morrow is the creator of OASIS, a virtual utopia-style network. If Pegg does indeed end up as part of the film, he’ll join a cast that currently includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cook, and Ben Mendelsohn.

The synopsis for the tale reads:

Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts, who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the OASIS or the real world, to reach the treasure first.

At present, Spielberg’s Ready Player One is set for a March 30th, 2018 release.

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