Steven Spielberg has found his villain for the feature adaptation READY PLAYER ONE offering the role of the main antagonist to Ben Mendelsohn. He would star opposite Olivia Cooke who was previously cast as the female lead.
The film is an adaptation of the sci-fi novel of the same name by Ernest Cline. When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his billions. And contest users are willing to kill to win. Cook will play the female lead, the protagonist Wade’s love interest and competitor who goes by the name of “Art3mis”.
Mendelsohn is best known for his work on the Netflix series Bloodline and has also appeared in HBO’s Girls, and the features Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Dark Knight Rises, and Mississippi Grind. He also signed on for an unknown role in the Star Wars spin-off Rogue One.
Emily J | Staff Writer