Steven Spielberg and Mark Rylance are set to team up again, this time for Spielberg’s sci-fi film “Ready Player One”.
Rylance is in final negotiations for a co-starring role opposite Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Simon Pegg and Ben Mendelsohn.
The film adapts Ernest Cline’s novel which is “set in a virtual world called OASIS, in which a teenager (Sheridan) finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the game’s founder dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize” (via THR).
Pegg will play Orgen Morrow, the co-creator of Oasis.
The film is being produced by Spielberg, De Line Pictures’ Donald De Line, Dan Farah, and Kristie Macosko Krieger. Exec producers are Daniel Lupi and Bruce Berman.
This news follows reports a few days ago that Spielberg and Rylance are also teaming up on “The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara”. They also worked/are working together on last year’s Cold War-era drama “Bridge of Spies” and the upcoming “The B.F.G.”.