It’s already been confirmed Mark Rylance is set to star in Steven Spielberg’s forthcoming sci-fi film Ready Player One. But now the famed director has made news, casting Japanese pop star Win Morisaki, reports Empire.
Morisaki, 25, is the lead singer of the boy band PrizmaX.
If you have your finger on the pulse of international music, you may already know of Morisaki, and if not, here’s a sampling of the band’s music:
It might be hard to make out Morisaki in the above performance, if so, you can get a closer look over at Tumblr.
The film is based on Ernest Cline‘s dystopian novel by the same name, released in 2011. The story follows teenager Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan), who feels at his best when plugged into the virtual universe OASIS (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation). Rylance is set to play James Donovan Halliday, the reclusive creator of OASIS. Halliday has set up an elaborate digital treasure hunt to go into action upon his death, with his vast fortune as the prize.
Morisaki is set to play teenager Daito. He and his friends are “on a quest for riches in a futuristic world,” according to Variety. The singer has other acting credits including the 2013 miniseries Namonaki Doku and 2012’s feature film Sherry.
Real Player One, expected to release in 2018, will also star Simon Pegg, Olivia Cooke, and T.J. Miller.
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