Online video auditions for lead roles in Warner Bros Movie “Ready Player One“
Ready Player One will be headed by Steven Spielberg and focuses on a VR world that obsesses over the 80s. The film is based on Ernest Cline’s thriller about a kid on a high-stakes treasure hunt through a virtual reality world. The film is described as an odyssey of 80s nostalgia and Gen X. However, Spielberg did comment to Entertainment Weekly that his 80s stuff… such as Indiana Jones and other projects will not be a part of “Ready Player One.”
The EW story continued with Spielberg stating that “They reference so many ’80s movies. I’m doing the whole pop culture thing. I’m just going to leave myself out of it”.
The story in the film focuses on a world where people would rather live in in a simulation rather than in the real thing. Spielberg also added, “I’m telling this story because I really feel what’s in Ready Player One is going to be in our lives before we know it.”
The film is now in the pre-production and casting stages and talent nationwide, even worldwide have a chance to audition. The movies producers and casting directors have opened up online auditions for talent that is interested in filling the lead roles. The movie is looking for actors, experienced and newcomers who can play the roles listed below. They are seeking a teen male actor ages 18 to 19, a tween male Chinese boy ages 10 to 13 and a 20 year old Japanese male to fill the lead roles in this project.
The movie is set to begin filming in the US and the UK this coming spring of 2016.
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.
Actors interested in landing one of the above mentioned lead roles can tape a video audition and submit their online audition video using the instructions found here. Actors from anywhere can apply and there is a deadline for submissions which is February 16th 2016.