Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One has finally found its lead.
Deadline has word that Tye Sheridan has been brought in to play Wade Watts in the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s hugely popular bestseller. The 19-year-old-actor, best known for Mud and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, will be seen later this year as Scott Summers/Cyclops in Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Sheridan joins a cast that includes Bates Motel’s Olivia Cooke and The Dark Knight Rises’ 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.SHARE YOUR COMMENTS BELOW OR ON TWITTER @STARBURST_MAG
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