Deadline has revealed that Killjoys star Hannah John-Kamen is the latest addition to the cast of Steven Spielberg’s film adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. However, there’s no word on who she’ll play in the movie, but my best guess would be Helen Harris aka Aech, Wade’s (Sheridan) best friend.
The british actress joins a cast which so far features Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance, T.J. Miller and newcomer Win Morisaki. It was recently revealed that composer John Williams will be providing the score for the project, which is expected to begin filming this July in London.
Here’s the synopsis of the novel:
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. But 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.
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