THR is reporting that Simon Pegg is in talks to play in the 80's infused Ready Player One. Steven Spielberg is directing the film and the story revolves around a massive easter egg hunt through a virtual world to find a huge sum of money. The book that the film was inspired from was written by Ernest Cline.
Currently the film is still casting many of the characters and it seems that Simon Pegg might be an adittion to the cast. He would be playing the exentric co-creator of "The Oasis" which is the video game that leads the players into a crazy virtual world. The current cast of the film includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendlensohn.
In the novel the co-creator of The Oasis, Ogden Morrow, is a Steve Wozniak inspired character who does not get the credit he deserves.
The film is planned to come out in 2018 and is set to start shooting in June with Warner Brothers producing.