Here’s who’s starring in film version of ‘Ready Player One’
If you’re an ‘80s fan, you should have read Ernest Cline’s 2011 novel Ready Player One at least a few times by now. The book's movie rights were snatched up by Hollywood a year before it was even published and Steven Spielberg quickly signed up to direct. The only question remaining was who would play the main characters.
Deadline.com says Tye Sheridan (The Tree of Life, Mud) will play the starring role of Parzival in Spielberg’s film adaptation. Olivia Cooke (Bates Motel) will be Art3mis and Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises, Bloodline) plays the villainous Nolan Sorrento.
Set in a dystopian future (is there any other kind, ‘80s fans?), Ready Player One presents a world consumed by an online virtual reality known as the OASIS. Parzival and his teenage friends are devoted to unlocking the puzzles left behind by the OASIS creator, a man who was an ‘80s freak. The book is full of Easter eggs that will dazzle anyone from the ‘80s generation.
Ready Player One is scheduled to be released March 30, 2018.