Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated adaptation of READY PLAYER ONE has added Killjoys star Hannah John-Kamen. She will join Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg, Ben Mendelsohn, T.J. Miller and Mark Rylance for the film based on Ernest Cline’s best-selling sci-fi novel. Production is set to start this summer with a premiere date of March 30, 2018. Spielberg will also produce under Amblin Entertainment alongside Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger, and Dan Farah.
Set in 2044, Ready Player One revolves around a highly valuable online virtual reality space called OASIS, in which most inhabitants of Earth spend their free time. The story follows Wade Watts, a teenager who escapes the slums by logging into the digital confines of OASIS. When the creator of a popular video game system dies, a virtual contest is created to compete for his billions — and the contestants are willing to do anything to win.
In addition to starring in the Syfy series Killjoys, John-Kamen recently appeared in Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the current season of Game of Thrones.
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This news was first reported by Deadline.