Saturday, September 12, 2015
Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl's Olivia Cooke is the Leading Lady in Ready Player One
Known for horror movies The Signal and Ouija as well as teen tragedy Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl, British actress Olivia Cooke will be the female star in Stephen Spielberg's adaptation of Ernest Cline's sci-fi phenomenon Ready Player One. Right now, Cooke is the only named cast member. She will play Ar3mis (Samantha Cook), an avatar in OASIS.
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. 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.
The film is set for release on December 15, 2017.