MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE Star Simon Pegg Signs On For Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE
The Hollywood Reporter has learned that Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible - Rogue Nation) is currently in talks to join the growing cast of Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated film adaptation of the popular Ernest Cline sci-fi novel Ready Player One. He'll portray the mysterious OASIS co-creator Ogden Morrow, better known by his OASIS avatar - the Great and Powerful Og.
The OASIS may have found one of its creators as Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation's Simon Pegg is currently in talks to play the Great and Powerful Og n <>Ready Player One>. Come take a look!
Pegg joins an impressive cast that already features Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Wade Owen Watts a.k.a. Parzival, Olivia Cooke (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl) as Art3mis, and Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) as the villainous Nolan Sorrento.
Pegg was most recently seen reprising his role as Benji Dunn in Christopher McQuarrie's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and also took on leading man duties in the comedies Man Up & Absolutely Anything. He also had a small cameo in the J.J. Abrams-directed Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Pegg's next roles include returning to voice Buck in 20th Century Fox's Ice Age: Collision Course and returning as Scotty in the Justin Lin-directed Star Trek Beyond. He'll also likely rejoin Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, and McQuarrie for Mission: Impossible 6, which is expected to kick off production sooner than later.
So, what do you guys think? Is Pegg the right choice for Og? And who do you want to play James Halliday a.k.a. Anorak? Sound off with your thoughts below!
In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.
Ready Player One logs into the OASIS on March 30, 2018
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