Los Angeles: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" star Olivia Cooke is in talks to play the female lead in filmmaker Steven Spielberg's "Ready Player One".
The film, produced by Warner Bros and Village Roadshow, is an adaptation of the best-selling 2011 science-fiction novel of the same name by Ernie Cline, said The Hollywood Reporter.
The story is set in a virtual world called Oasis, in which a teenager finds himself competing in a treasure hunt against ruthless foes after the game's founder dies and offers his fortune as the grand prize.
Cooke, 21, would play the teen's love interest and competitor, a Canadian blogger named Sam whose name in the virtual world is Art3mis.
The actress was earlier seen in three supernatural thriller films, "The Quiet Ones", "The Signal", and "Ouija", before bagging a role in the critically acclaimed comedy-drama "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" which released in June this year.