Steven Spielberg Close To Finding Lead Actress For ‘Ready Player One’ | Film News
Steven Spielberg’s hotly anticipated adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One is close to finding its female lead with frontrunners including Elle Fanning (Super 8), Olivia Cooke (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) and Lola Kirke (Gone Girl), along with two unnamed actresses also in contention.
Ready Player One sees a group of Egg Hunters in the future compete in a virtual contest for an inheritance worth billions left behind after the creator of a popular video game system (known as Oasis) dies. A contest users are willing to kill in order to win. Reports from The Wrap indicate that the actresses’ are testing for the role of Art3mis, the virtual reality counterpart to character Samantha Cooke, with sources stating that the casting process isn’t too far along.
However, Spielberg hopes to find his heroine before finishing up work on his current projects Bridge of Spies and The BFG. Production is being slated as starting early next year with a movie release for December 15, 2017.
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