Japanese Actor/Singer Win Morisaki Joins Steven Spielberg's READY PLAYER ONE As 'Daito'
It may be way early on a Monday morning, but late last night, Variety learned that Steven Spielberg's upcoming film adaptation of the popular Ernest Cline novel Ready Player One has cast Japanese actor/singer Win Morisaki as the reserved Toshiro Yoshiaki a.k.a. Daito. This will be Morisaki's Hollywood feature film debut. His previous credits include several Japanese films and television series and he's also the lead vocalist for the Japanese boy band PrizmaX.
Here's an interesting bit of casting news to kick off your week - Steven Spielberg's highly anticipated Ready Player One has added newcomer Win Morisaki as one of Parzival's key allies.
He joins a cast headlined by up-and-coming stars Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse) as Wade Owen Watts a.k.a. Parzival and Olivia Cooke (Me And Earl And The Dying Girl) as Evelyn Cook a.k.a. Art3mis. Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) will star as the film's villain with Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), Mark Rylance (Bridge Of Spies), and T.J. Miller (Deadpool) rounding out the impressive supporting cast. With the casting of Daito now complete, the only two major roles left to fill are Aech and Shoto and considering the major spoiler attached to one of those roles, it'll be interesting to see whether the casting will actually be announced ahead of the film's start date later this month or if they'll try to keep it under wraps.
So, what do you guys think? 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 features:
Director: Steven Spielberg
Tye Sheridan as Wade Owen Watts/Parzival
Olivia Cooke as Samantha Evelyn Cook/Art3mis
Ben Mendelsohn as Nolan Sorrento
Simon Pegg as Ogden "Og" Morrow
Mark Rylance as James Donovan Halliday
T.J. Miller as i-R0k
Win Morisaki as Toshiro Yoshiaki/Daito
Ready Player One logs into the OASIS on March 30, 2018
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