One of the most talented young actors working today just landed the gig of a lifetime. Tye Sheridan, who you'll recognize from Mud, Joe, Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse and the upcoming [X-Men: Apocalypse](tag:1194267) just landed the lead role in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One.
The synopsis for the film is as follows:
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.
Sheridan will play Wade and will star across from Olivia Cooke (Me & Earl & The Dying Girl, 2015) as Samantha and Ben Mendelsohn (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, 2016) as Nolan, the film's villain.
Warner Bros. are bringing the hugely popular novel to the big screen with director Steven Spielberg who in recent years has been telling more adult stories with War Horse, Lincoln and most recently Bridge Of Spies which is up for a number of Academy Awards this Sunday. Spielberg is a natural at telling these family friendly adventure stories, we've seen that with E.T and Jurassic Park and I have no doubt that his Ready Player One will be something truly fantastic.
You can next see Tye Sheridan as Scott Summers aka Cyclops in Bryan Singer's X-Men: Apocalypse which hits theaters May 27th this year.
Ready Player One previously was set for a December 2017 release date but moved to March 30th 2018 due to Star Wars Episode VIII occupying that December date.