Steven Spielberg has found his leading actress for his upcoming adaptation of Ready Player One: Olivia Cooke. She’s expected to play Art3mis, one of the novel’s leading characters.


According to the Hollywood Reporter, Cooke is currently in negotiations for the role. She is known for her work in Bates Motel as Emma Decody and as Rachel in Me And Earl And The Dying Girl.

Ready Player One takes place in a future, virtual world known as the Oasis. Following the death of the world’s creator, the entire world embarks on a massive Easter egg hunt to lay claim to his legacy and fortune. Art3mis (the screenname for Samantha Evelyn Cook), is a famous gunter searching for the prize, and allies herself with the novel’s narrator, Wade.

The adaptation is expected to be released in December 2017.

[Hollywood Reporter]

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