It’s a geekfest! Simon Pegg joins Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One

  • IANS, Los Angeles
  • Updated: Mar 18, 2016 15:27 IST
Simon Pegg beams himself up to Spielberg’s Ready Player One.

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Star Trek actor Simon Pegg is in negotiations to join the cast of Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi film Ready Player One.

Actor Tye Sheridan leads a cast that includes Olivia Cooke and Ben Mendelsohn. The film is based on the book by Ernie Cline, 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.

Read: X-Men’s Tye Sheridan bags the lead in Spielberg’s Ready Player One

Tye Sheridan plays Cyclops in the new X-Men movie X-Men: Apocalypse.

Pegg is being eyed to play Orgen Morrow, the co-creator of Oasis, reports

Warner Bros and Village Roadshow are behind the movie, and is in the midst of casting as it heads towards a June start.

Ready Player One is being produced by Spielberg via his Amblin Partners banner, along with Donald De Line, Kristie Macosko Krieger and Dan Farah.

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