Olivia Cooke signs up for starring role in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One
Olivia Cooke, star of Me, Earl And The Dying Girl and Bates' Motel, has signed up for a key role in Steven Spielberg's new movie Ready Player One.
The movie, which is based on the best-selling novel by Ernest Cline, will go into production next year, with Cooke cast in the key role of Samantha Cook.
Ready Player One is set in the near future and is focused on a young outcast named Wade Watts. Watts, like most kids of his age, spends a lot of time playing and talking to friends in a massively multiplayer online game called 'The Oasis'.
But, when the game's billionaire founder dies, he offers players his fortune as the prize in an easter egg hunt within The Oasis, leading Watts to try and get in on the action, only to find himself facing some terrifying competition.
Production is due to begin early next year with a release date of December 2017 already in the diary.