by Grant Cronin
Tye Sheridan – star of Mud, Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse and the upcoming X-Men: Apocalypse (this guy must really like the end of the world..) has been cast as the lead, Wade Owen Watts, in Steven Spielberg’s upcoming adaptation of the 2011 science fiction and dystopian novel Ready Player One.
According to the report from Deadline, Sheridan will join Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn on the project which is currently in pre-production.
The novel, written by author and screenwriter Ernest Cline, follows Wade Owen Watts (known also by his other monikers Wade3 or Parzival) journey through a dystopian future where the lines between the real and virtual world are non-existent. It is set for release March 30th 2018.
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