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Casting Net: Olivia Cooke scores female lead in Ready Player One

  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl star Olivia Cooke is ready to press start on Ready Player One, Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of Ernest Cline’s retro-futuristic sci-fi novel. The 21-year-old British actress will play the female lead, Art3mis, in the near-future tale about an ’80s-themed treasure hunt set inside an advanced virtual-reality game. Warner Bros. will release the film Dec. 15, 2017.
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New Me and Earl and the Dying Girl trailer shows the beginning of an unlikely friendship

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’s Greg (Thomas Mann) is doing his best to survive high school, making sure that just about everyone likes him—or at least, doesn’t notice him. It doesn’t earn him many close friends, but it helps him get by. 

When he learns his classmate Rachel (Olivia Cooke) has been diagnosed with leukemia (and his parents not-so-gently nudge him to be a good neighbor), Greg has to learn how to actually care about one of his peers.

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Casting Net: Glenn Close joins U.K. zombie thriller She Who Brings Gifts

  • Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton, and Paddy Considine have joined She Who Brings Gifts, the thriller about a seemingly normal and very intelligent young girl who lives in an underground bunker with other children her age. They are all experimental cases who are being examined by scientists to find the cure for a fungal spore that has infected the planet. Colm McCarthy (Peaky Blinders) will direct with shooting starting in May.
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