Tye Sheridan Cast As Lead In Ready Player One

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Tye Sheridan, who will play X-Men: Apocalypse's Cyclops later this year, has been cast as the lead in Steven Spielberg's live-action adaptation of Ready Player One, Deadline reports.

Sheridan debuted on the screen in 2011, and since then has gone on to appear in Mud and Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse.

That's a lot of apocalypse for just one young actor.

Ready Player One is a novel that takes place within the virtual world of a video game in the year 2044. In a Willy Wonka-like move, a storied game creator offers up his entire company to the first player who can find a specific Easter egg hidden the game OASIS. After decades of gamers trying and failing to figure it out, teenager Wade Watts decides to try it for himself.

X-Men: The Last Stand writer Zak Penn wrote the latest script for the film, which will also star Olivia Cooke.