The film will be one of many high-profile gigs the actor will be appearing in. Getting his start in Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, Sheridan is now also set to play Scott Summers, better known by his codename Cyclops, in X-Men: Apocalypse, which comes out later this year. His role in that film will certainly increase his familiarity to audiences by the time Ready Player One rolls into theaters in 2018.
Joining him on the film are Olivia Cooke, best known for her work on Me and Earl and the Dying Girl and Bates Motel, and Ben Mendelsohn, who previously appeared in Mississippi Grind and The Dark Knight Rises. The film’s plot is described as follows:
Set in the near future, Ready Player One follows outcast teenager Wade Watts, who escapes from his bleak surroundings by logging in to the OASIS, a globally networked virtual utopia where users can lead idyllic alternate lives. When the eccentric billionaire who created the OASIS dies, he offers up his vast fortune as the prize in an elaborate treasure hunt. Along with gamers from around the world, Wade joins the adventure, and quickly finds himself pitted against powerful corporate foes and other ruthless competitors who will do anything, in the oasis or the real world, to reach the treasure first.
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