READY PLAYER ONE narrows competition for the role of Art3mis down to three!
Three Hollywood actresses are allegedly duking it out for the female lead, Art3mis, in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ready Player One!
According to The Wrap, Elle Fanning (Super 8, upcoming All The Bright Places), Lola Kirke (Mistress America), and Olivia Cooke (Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl) are all vying for the role of Art3mis aka Samantha Cooke, though she is rarely mentioned by her regular name.
Ready Player One is based off the bestselling Young Adult novel by Ernest Cline. The film will be directed by screen legend Steven Spielberg, who will focus in on the project after the completion of another adaptation: Ronald Dahl’s The BFG.
So far, there’s been no casting rumors swirling around for main character Wade Watts, his best friend Aech, or the other supporting characters we expect to see.
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. 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