With all the casting that has been going on lately, we’re pretty sure that we’re going to need to start obsessing over all sorts of new things. Case in point – the casting of Tye Sheridan in Ready Player One.
You may know Ty from movies like Mud and he’s going to be playing Cyclops in “X-Men: Apocalypse”.
Olivia Cooke has already been cast in the female lead, and Ben Mendelsohn is also on board for a role in the adaptation of Ernest Cline’s novel. If you haven’t heard of it – the back cover reads –
In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
Ready Player One is due in theaters in March of 2018.