Talk about being typecast. Ben Mendelsohn (Star Wars: Rogue One, Netflixs Bloodline) is in final negotiations for a villainous role in Steven Spielbergs hotly-anticipated adaptation of cult novel Ready Player One; you may remember that last month we also reported that the actor was also in negotiations to play the villain in DC/Warner Bros Justice League Dark movie. No word yet on whether one would impact the other, although thats usually how these things play out. From the sound of things Mendelsohn is a lot closer to Ready Player One, so its probably safe to say that hes a lock for the film. The story centres around a virtual world where a young man finds himself searching for its creators vast fortune, the clues to its location hidden within the game. Me and Earl and the Dying Girls Olivia Cooke has already joined the cast as the lead female role, Art3mis, and Mendelsohn would be inhabiting a ruthless executive named Nolan Sorrento, who has designs on the online world, called Oasis. From the way things are heating up with this production, its safe to say that this will definitely be Spielbergs next project after The BFG. Fans of the book maintain that its pretty f*cking great, so thisll definitely be one to watch. Keep an eye out for more casting announcements soon! Ready Player One is currently scheduled for release on 15 December 2017.