Sunday, January 17, 2016
The book takes place in 2044 and follows the story of a virtual-reality game creator who offers up his entire company to the best player who can find an Easter egg in one of his many virtual worlds via a game called OASIS. A teenager named Wade Watts decides to take it on after millions have failed over many years. The key to winning the game is a plethora of pop culture clues from the 1980s. Whomever figures it out and wins the game — without having their avatars killed in the process — takes over the entire OASIS empire.
A worldwide online casting call is now searching for three young actors to join 22 year old British actress Olivia Cooke, who has already been cast as the female lead, Samantha Evelyn Cook, a successful musician from Canada and fellow player who Wade has a crush on.
ROLES CURRENTLY CASTING VIA THE OPEN CALL:
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.
HOW TO AUDITION:
Auditions are open to anyone worldwide that fits the descriptions above.
Complete the audition form on ReadyPlayerOneMovieCasting.Com
Record your audition following the taping instructions provided and then upload your video along with your headshot and/or photo via the Cast It Website.You can record your audition using a video camera, computer or smart phone.
The film is scheduled to shoot in June this year with an anticipated release date in December 2017.