Date: 18th March 2016
Simon Pegg is reportedly in talks to join the cast of Steven Spielberg’s upcoming Ready Player One movie. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the “Cornetto Trilogy” leading man would play OASIS creator Orgen Morrow in the big-screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s best-seller. The Ready Player One movie cast already includes Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cook and Ben Mendelsohn.
Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts (Sheridan), 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 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.
Source: Press Release