Cooke Ready for action
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.