'Ready Player One' News: 'House Of Lies' Star Being Cast In A Role In Sci-Fi Adaptation? [VIDEO]
Steven Spielberg is set to direct an adaption of the hit Sci-Fi film Ready Player One and comedic actor Ben Schwartz is really excited about it.
On Wednesday Deadline confirmed that Spielberg has come on to helm the project, which is based on the bestselling 2011 novel by Ernest Cline.
Schwartz, a Parks & Rec alum and House of Lies star, is a known fan of the book, having sung its praises on Instagram before word of the movie was even announced. Back on March 5 he urged fans to pick up a copy of the book, claiming it was "so" good.
A photo posted by Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) on Mar 5, 2015 at 8:34am PST
When the news broke on Wednesday that the book would become a movie, Schwartz jumped on Twitter to exude an excessive amount of enthusiasm.
AHHHHHH READY PLAYER ONE AHHHHHH @erniecline AHHHHHH SPIELBERG AHHHHHH MY BRAIN EXPLODED AHHHHHH- http://t.co/eeaOzKvFe5 — Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) March 25, 2015
So will the actor try to get in for an audition? Could he possibly appear in the upcoming science fiction flick?
Though known mostly for his comedy, Schwartz has dabbled in drama on the often funny and occasionally heartbreaking Showtime series House of Lies.
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A photo posted by Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:00am PST
Development for Ready Player One remains in the early stages, which means there's time for Schwartz to get his name in there if he wants to be a part of it.
Warner Bros. paid around six figures for the rights to the novel, which has been published in over 40 countries. The picture will be Spielberg's first time back at the studio in nearly two decades.
At this time, Ready Player One has yet to receive a release date.