Cooke Ready for ac­tion

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket -

Fol­low­ing her tremen­dous turn in in­die flick Me and Earl and the Dy­ing Girl, Olivia Cooke has landed a lead­ing role in Steven Spiel­berg’s new sci-fi Ready Player One.

Old­ham born Cooke (pic­tured, right) will play Sa­man­tha Cook, a vir­tual re­al­ity gamer who be­friends the film’s hero.

Another ac­tress sign­ing up for a star­ring role is Ronda Rousey, with the UFC fighter set to fill the shoes of Pa­trick Swayze in the re­make of 1980s ac­tioner Road House.

Re­ports claims Rousey reached out to Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, be­fore join­ing the 2016 pro­duc­tion.

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