Do you have what it takes to star in a Steven Spielberg adaptation of the beloved novel Ready Player One by Ernest Cline? An open casting call website has launched for the general public to submit themselves for the roles of Wade Watts, Shoto, and Daito. So far, the only official casting announcement is that Samantha Evelyn Cook / Art3mis will be portrayed by Olivia Cooke (Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl).
The Warner Brother’s website, ReadyPlayerOneMovieCasting.com, lists the roles with detailed descriptions:
WADE WATTS: 18-19 yrs old, male, clean cut with a sense of humor, overweight or underweight. A sincere and passionate player in the Oasis. Not the most confident guy outside the Oasis, but Wade gains boldness & nerve as his worlds collide. He uses his skills & the support of his friends to rise above each challenge.
SHOTO: 10-13 yrs old, male, to play Chinese, hip & knowing for his age. He speaks MANDARIN AND English FLUENTLY. Wade’s friend in the Oasis who joins with him to complete the competition. Please note: Actor should be bilingual: Mandarin and English (Applications must be submitted by parent or legal guardian if applicant is under 18 years of age).
DAITO: 20 yrs old, male, to play Japanese. Speaks JAPANESE AND English FLUENTLY. One of Wade’s friends in the Oasis who joins with him to complete the competition. Please note: Actor should be bilingual: Japanese and English.