Olivia Cooke cast in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Bates Motel star Olivia Cooke has been cast as the female lead in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One.

Cooke was chosen from a shortlist that included Elle Fanning and Lola Kirke (Gone Girl). They have not cast the male lead yet.

Ready Player One, a sci-fi and dystopian novel by Ernie Cline, tells the story of Wade Watts who escapes reality by entering the virtual utopia called OASIS. After the game founder dies, Watts must compete against others for the treasure that was left behind. Cooke has been cast as Sam aka Art3mis, a blogger from Canada, who competes with Watts to find the treasure.

The film will be directed by Speilberg and produced by Donald De Line, Dan Farah, and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Village Roadshow’s Bruce Berman will serve as executive producer.

Ready Player One is set to release on December 15th, 2017.

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