The upcoming film, Ready Player One has found its lead role. With Steven Spielberg continues to prep his adaptation of the hit book. Now according to Deadline Tye Sheridan has landed the lead role of Wade Watts. Sheridan joins previously announced casts Olivia Cooke, and Ben Mendelsohn who landed the role of the film’s villain.
Ready Player One follows Teenager Wade Watts, a gunter who is the first person to discover the first of the three keys left behind by OASIS creator James Halliday. OASIS is a highly valuable, online virtual reality space, and after Halliday’s death a worldwide Easter Egg hunt ensues to find a hidden treasure that gives the discoverer control over OASIS—which, in this dystopian future, means control over the world.