With Steven Spielberg’s next project Ready Player One having scored an official release date, attention now turns to who’ll star in the sci-fi adaptation of Ernie Cline’s nostalgia-drenched novel. Likely, Spielberg is designing the OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation) to simulate real life, meaning that the actors cast to play the characters’ avatars won’t need too much digital altering. The creator of OASIS, James Halliday, hid the keys to the VR world (and his fortune) inside the system, and everyone is scrambling to find it. For now, however, head to the comments section and sound off with your thoughts on who should take the female lead. The report adds that there are also two other actresses who are in consideration for the role, but their identities are being kept a secret.
Fanning is the best known of the three potential leads. She recently wrapped Nicolas Winding Refn’s Neon Demon. Next on the list is Elle Fanning, who got a nice taste of big blockbuster fare last summer when she starred opposite Angelina Jolie in the fantasy feature Maleficent.
Cooke stars on “Bates Motel” and drew widespread acclaim for her impressive performance as a young cancer patient in “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”, which won both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance. She’ll continue to showcase her range as a teenage prostitute in the indie drama “Katie Says Goodbye“. They have also known each other for years, as he directed her sister, Dakota Fanning, in “War of the Worlds“. Jurassic World’s Nick Robinson has been rumored in the past, but there’s nothing official on that front just yet.
It’s still in the very early days since the movie isn’t coming out until December 15, 2017, so Spielberg does have some time to make his decision.